Approximately two thirds of stroke survivors continue to experience difficulty moving their arm resulting in diminished quality of life, dependence and possibly pain. Conventional rehabilitation can provide modest improvements but physiotherapists are looking at new ways to improve the outcomes of therapy. Virtual reality (VR) technology is becoming more and more common as adjunctive therapy in neuro-rehabilitation. VR and video game applications like Wii and Pablo® are novel and potentially useful technologies that can be combined with conventional rehabilitation for upper arm improvement after stroke.
Pablo® was developed in cooperation with leading doctors and therapists for use in neurological rehabilitation as is based on the latest findings in neurological research. Pablo® is a tool which on the one hand can be used as a measuring device and on the other for therapy. Similar to the Wii but designed with programs specific to arm and hand rehabilitation, check out the Pablo at www.Tyromotion.com, now out in Australia.
The extremely compact and handy Pablo® provides a package of possibilities:
- To help patients with motor disabilities of their hands or arms
- Device for measuring and therapy
- Enables the most diverse gripping motions of the human hand
- Measures the range of movement of the arm with its integrated position sensors
The most important benefits of Pablo® counted on one hand
- Hand/Arm function evaluation with course of therapy and report
- Hand force sensor & pincers grip evaluation
- Position of the hand/arm measurement and evaluation
- Interactive motion training with audiovisual feedback
- Is simply connected to your PC or Notebook by way of the USB port