The Tutor System ArmTutor LegTutor a Great Motivator for Recovering Patients

Sarah O. Schuck, BA, OTS, Amy Whetstone, BSW, OTS etal of the Department of Occupational Therapy, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio and the
School of Allied Medical Professions, Neuromotor Recovery and Rehabilitation Laboratory, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio conducted a study that proved that motivation to recover is a very powerful incentive to excel in rehabilitation therapy after a stroke or for patients with Cerebral Palsy.
The TUTOR system’s dedicated and customized software contains a series of challenging games that encourage and motivate the patient to accomplish the tasks created. The TUTORS (HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR) are designed to give the recovering patient intensive exercise programs that will enhance the recovery of his affected limb’s movement.
The TUTOR systems allow the physical and occupational therapist to report on and evaluate the patient’s functional rehabilitation progress. This allows the OT and PT to prescribe the correct customized and motivating intensive exercise practice to the manual rehabilitation therapy.
In the study the participants experienced increased quality of life, a greater propensity to use their affected arm, hand or leg and enhanced task performance without exhibiting motor changes. This is a goal that the TUTORS aim to achieve.
The Tutors are now available at leading U.S. and European hospitals and clinics. They are designed for use by children as well as adults. The TUTORS are certified by the FDA and CE and can be used through telerehabilitation in the patient’s home.
See WWW.HANDTUTOR.COM for more information.
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