Archive for category Video
[VIDEO] Henry Hoffman Q&A Video Series: Can Patients Years Following Stroke Actually Make Progress? – YouTube
Saebo, Inc. is a medical device company primarily engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of affordable and novel clinical solutions designed to improve mobility and function in individuals suffering from neurological and orthopedic conditions. With a vast network of Saebo-trained clinicians spanning six continents, Saebo has helped over 100,000 clients around the globe achieve a new level of independence. In 2001, two occupational therapists had one simple, but powerful goal – to provide neurological clients access to transformative and life changing products. At the time, treatment options for improving arm and hand function were limited. The technology that did exist was expensive and inaccessible for home use. With inadequate therapy options often leading to unfavorable outcomes, health professionals routinely told their clients that they have “reached a plateau” or “no further gains can be made”. The founders believed that it was not the clients who had plateaued, but rather their treatment options had plateaued. Saebo’s commitment – “No Plateau in Sight” – was inspired by this mentality; and the accessible, revolutionary solutions began. Saebo’s revolutionary product offering was based on the latest advances in rehabilitation research. From the SaeboFlex which allows clients to incorporate their hand functionally in therapy or at home, to the SaeboMAS, an unweighting device used to assist the arm during daily living tasks and exercise training, “innovation” and “affordability” can now be used in the same sentence. Over the last ten years, Saebo has grown into a leading global provider of rehabilitative products created through the unrelenting leadership and the strong network of clinicians around the world. As we celebrate our history and helping more than 100,000 clients regain function, we are growing this commitment to affordability and accessibility even further by making our newest, most innovative products more accessible than ever.
via Henry Hoffman Q&A Video Series: Can Patients Years Following Stroke Actually Make Progress? – YouTube
Daniel Becker, MD | The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and INI October 21, 2017
This video explains the components of the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB), and the importance of the BBB to the brain’s health. It also explains the complications the BBB causes when treating illnesses of the brain.
Learn more about the Blood Brain Barrier in this 2017 Brain Awareness Video Contest entry.
What is the Blood Brain Barrier? The neurons in you brain require a very specialized environment to function. As the central processor for all of the body’s functions, any kind of contaminant or pathogen could be disastrous, so your brain needs to take extra precaution. The blood brain barrier is an extra layer of protection surrounding most of the blood vessels in your brain that keeps most toxins out. There are three main components of the blood brain barrier.
The first main component are endothelial cells, which line the walls of your blood vessels. Regular blood vessels also contain an endothelial cell lining, however, in regular blood vessels, there are spaces between those cells to allow particles in the bloodstream can pass through those spaces into surrounding tissue.
The endothelial cells in the blood brain barrier contain the second component, tight junctions, made up of proteins, which fill in the spaces between endothelial cells and block most substances from entering the brain.
The third component of the blood brain barrier are astrocytic end feet formed by astrocyte cells. The astrocytes provide nourishment to your neurons, and transport some of the substances that pass through the blood brain barrier such as glucose, to neurons.
So quick review: Endothelial cells with tight junctions block substances from passing through blood vessels and astrocytes provide nourishment to those cells. The blood brain barrier keeps out most toxins and bacteria, preventing potential harm to neurons. When the barrier breaks down, your brain is vulnerable to all sorts of threats. It can cause or speed up neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis. So what does the blood brain barrier let in? Generally, smaller molecules that are non polar, or don’t have a charge, are let in. Also substances like glucose and oxygen, which your brain requires to function are let in.
While the blood brain barrier is great at keeping out harmful substances, it is also great at keeping out beneficial substances like medicine. This makes infections or conditions like brain cancer so hard to treat, because the blood brain barrier is so selective and blocks out most medicine. However, scientists have been coming up with novel solutions to open the blood brain barrier to allow medicine into the brain. French scientists found out that sound waves can be used to break down the blood brain barrier. Other scientists have tried to use bubbles to force open the barrier and allow medicine through. While the blood brain barrier can be an obstacle in medicinal delivery it is a vital part of our survival and protects our brain from harm. Thanks for watching.
Δημοσιεύτηκε στις 18 Ιουλ 2017
The PABLO is the latest in a long row of clinically tried and tested robotic- and computer-assisted therapy devices for arms and hands. The new design and the specially developed tyroS software make the PABLO more flexible and offer an expanded spectrum of therapy options.
Doctors, phisiotherapists and caregivers have a mutual key goal: enhancing Patient Quality of Life. Professional experience and robotic technology are the ideal means to a successful rehabilitation.
Gloreha is a robotic glove which permits customizable, task-oriented, and adjustable therapies. An involving and motivating therapy is given by the sum of upper limb motor recovery, proprioceptive stimulation and interaction with real objects.
Gloreha Sinfonia is a device for upper limb rehabilitation that supports patients during all the phases of recovery.
A comfortable and lightweight glove
The key feature of Gloreha Sinfonia is a rehabilitation glove which supports fingers joint motion, while detecting voluntary active motion.
Patients are totally involved during motor exercises, thanks to multisensory stimulation and 3D animation on the screen.
According to necessity, motion can be triggered by the robotic glove (passive mobilization), or by the patients themselves (active games). The device will support patients’ effort, intervening only when necessary (active-assisted mobilization).
Task-oriented functional exercises for rehabilitation
The aim of every rehabilitation program is the recovery of the Activities of Daily Living (ADL). Gloreha Sinfonia helps patients perform grasping, reaching, picking exercises, and interacting with real objects.
Gloreha Sinfonia is an ideal workstation designed to recover functional movements. It also provides a wide variety of motivational and challenging exercises with different difficulty levels.
Gloreha Sinfonia includes two dynamic supports. Their function is to relieve upper limb weight, fostering the completion of functional exercises:
Patients’ arms can completely move and float freely.