The Pablo uses an interactive way for therapists to work with the patients to access their current movements and show this visually so the patient can see their goals. Together they can then choose from a selection of therapy games designed to relearn and strengthen movements for one or both arms and hands. These are tuned to the patient’s ability, stretching them slightly to encourage movement.
- The ability to achieve a high number of repetitions – more intensive therapy can lead to quicker gains.
- Forced use of the affected area – in conventional therapy it may be harder for the patient to mobilise an injured limb, particularly if this is painful.
- Use of visual or auditory cues to guide the patient and keep them engaged.
- An external focus of attention (instead of an internal focus) to make the exercise less arduous.
- Targeted progression as difficulty is increased in relation to individual patient goals.
- Goals can be pre-determined and registered with the computer so the patient is visually and acoustically aware of their performance target for the session and overall goal.
- The virtual reality of the computer system compensates for the lack of relevance to everyday situations, making the exercise more relevant and enjoyable.
- High motivation and the ‘fun factor’ due to serious gaming.
WHO CAN BENEFIT
Tyrosolution provides holistic rehabilitation for the upper limbs for patients with various conditions such as spasticity, hypertension, biomechanical and musculoskeletal deficits. The system is beneficial for the treatment of associated problems such as restrictions of postural control, balance and cognition.