MusicGlove: Hand Therapy with a Beat
What Is MusicGlove?
MusicGlove is a hand therapy device that is clinically proven to improve hand function in 2 weeks.
The device is a sensorized “glove” that allows users to perform hundreds of hand and finger exercises while playing a therapy-based musical game.
How does it work?
To use the device, you simply put the MusicGlove on your hand, plug it into your personal laptop or Flint tablet, and press play.
Then, follow along and make the appropriate pinching movements when each musical note floats down the screen.
What’s the Research Behind It?
Exercise with MusicGlove has been clinically proven to:
- Improve hand function in 2 weeks
- Lead to functional gains such as opening a door, washing dishes, typing, and using the restroom independently
- Motivate safe, high-intensity movements that initiate neuroplasticity in the brain
How is it different?
Most assistive hand devices help open your hand but fail to retrain your brain how to use your hand again.
MusicGlove is unique because it’s designed to initiate neuroplasticity, the process that your brain uses to rewire itself after injury. The more you play the game, the better your brain becomes at controlling your hand!
Who Is MusicGlove For?
To use MusicGlove hand therapy actively without assistance, you need the ability to touch your thumb to at least one of your fingertips or side of your index finger.
If you cannot make this movement, then you can try using the device passively. Read this article to learn more.
MusicGlove is intended to treat:
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Neurologic and muscular injury
- Developmental disability
If you have received hand therapy in clinic and want to continue at home, MusicGlove is for you!
Are You a Clinician?
If so, please visit our MusicGlove for Clinic Use page!
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