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Rehabilitation technology leader Tyromotion has developed a rehabilitation device that combines virtual reality with robotic therapy to make stroke rehabilitation faster and more efficient.
Tyromotion has created a rehabilitation device that uses a bilateral 3D arm robot and virtual reality glasses to fully immerse stroke patients in virtual worlds where both the visual and physical environments can be shaped. The device is designed to help patients with limited arm function perform daily tasks by challenging and encouraging them to increase their range of motion and the number of repetitions during their therapy sessions. Both these elements are vital to motor learning.
The introduction of virtual reality into therapy delivers a 3D training environment that can be adapted to each individual patient’s abilities. The virtual setting has a gaming element to it, which helps motivate patients to keep repeating their exercises.
Tyromotion’s device is currently being tested by leading rehabilitation facilities in Europe and the United States. The initial reports from therapists and doctors have been very positive, indicating that the new approach to therapy has a strong potential to transform it by increasing patient motivation and making therapy programs more cost effective across the board.
Diego, the robot-assisted arm rehabilitation device used to deliver VR therapy, is the world’s most versatile arm-shoulder rehabilitation device, one that combines robotics with intelligent gravity compensation (IGC) and virtual reality to help patients regain lost arm function. The device offers passive, active and assistive, uni- and bilateral applications that are easily adapted to meet the needs of each patient.
The gravity compensation feature makes heavy arms lighter, allowing physiological movement of the arms in every phase of rehabilitation. The device gives patients more room and more freedom to move and is particularly well suited for task-oriented training with real objects.
Diego offers a versatile range of therapy options with interactive therapy modules that provide haptic and audiovisual feedback, immersing patients in motion in the virtual environment. The therapy modules have different levels of difficulty, which motivates patients to keep making progress. Their progress is then recorded to make their achievements visible.
Diego is suitable for patients of all ages and can be used in all phases of arm rehabilitation. Watch the video below to learn more about its features and benefits.
Tyromotion, a world leader in rehabilitation technology has developed a novel rehabilitation device combining robotics and virtual reality for faster stroke recovery.
MARCH 03, 2016 – Using virtual reality glasses and a bilateral 3D arm robot the patient emerges completely in a virtual world in which next to the visual also the physical environment can be shaped. This helps patients with limited arm function to perform exercises of daily living and to increase range of motion and repetition during training, both essential to motor learning. “The virtual reality component helps us to create a 3-dimensional training environment, which can be tailored exactly to the abilities of the patient and is extremely motivating due to the gaming component.” says Alex Kollreider, CTO of Tyromotion. During the next couple of month the system will be tested with leading rehabilitation providers across the US and Europe.
The company plans to introduce this new technology as soon as possible into the market so every patient suffering from a stroke can benefit from this new way of treatment. “Given the initial response from doctors and therapists we are confident that this novel approach can truly change the way we do therapy today. We will soon find virtual reality glasses in every living room and that should be the way to deliver motivating and cost effective therapy to everyone. Our new device is the first step into this near future.” adds David Ram, CEO of Tyromotion.
„The displayed virtual reality glass is only exemplary. Tyromotion does neither sell virtual reality glasses nor stay in any business relation to the shown brand or Company”
Tyromotion is an Austrian-based robotic systems company specializing in rehabilitative solutions for healthcare providers and patients around the world. The robotic rehabilitation devices are for neurological stroke patients of all age Groups.
Nicolai Münch, Marketing Manager
Tyrostation is a rehabilitation system that combines two advanced therapy tools developed by the Austrian company Tyromotion: the Pablo System and the Tymo Therapy Plate.
Tyrostation is an advanced, adjustable rehabilitation solution that combines the Pablo System and the Tymo Therapy Plate, two sophisticated therapy tools developed by Tyromotion. The Pablo System helps treat neurological and orthopedic motor deficits and can be used both at hospitals and clinics and at home. The system offers motivating therapy modules for hand and arm rehabilitation. It is suitable both for children and adults.
Pablo uses a sensor handle that can measure range of movement and forces for different kinds of grips. The Pablo Multiball helps improve motion of the forearm and wrist, while the Multiboard trains the joints of the affected limbs. The software available with the Pablo System offers both a range of interactive therapy games for patients and reporting features for therapists.
The Tymo Therapy Plate is a versatile solution that offers rehabilitation for the whole body. It can help patients improve postural control and balance, as well as employment of force of the upper limbs. The system has a wide range of applications and provides therapists with an endless range of options. Like Pablo, Tymo can be used both in clinical settings and at home and is suitable for all age groups.
The Tyrostation stationary unit is a practical solution for therapy as it creates space in the room and places all the units – Pablo pads and belts and the lateral trays for the Tymo 2D and 3D rolling elements – within the patient’s reach. The unit’s height can be adjusted to individual patients and is suitable for patients in wheelchairs.
The Tyrostation was developed by Tyromotion, an Austrian company that specialises in manufacturing and distributing robot and computer-assisted units for the rehabilitation sector. Based in Graz, the company uses powerful mechatronic systems for rehabilitation to develop innovative solutions and technologies that help physical therapists and other healthcare providers successfully guide patients through various rehabilitation programs. In addition to speeding up recovery, Tyromotion’s solutions deliver exercises in a more motivating way than traditional therapy. The company’s therapy units are used in clinics and rehabilitation centres around the world.
FELLOWSHIP: Innovation in Upper Limb Rehabilitation – Computer/ Robotic Based Therapy and Constraint Induced Therapy
…The objectives of this Fellowship were to learn the background reasoning behind the benefits of CI Therapy and the techniques used during this therapy. Learning the background reasoning behind the use of robotic/computer assistive technologies was also important to understand how these technologies are being used to increase function of upper limbs post neurological injuries…