Neurological diseases causing motor/cognitive impairments are among the most common causes of adult-onset disability. More than one billion people are affected worldwide, and this number is expected to increase in upcoming years because of the rapidly aging population.
The frequent lack of complete recovery makes it desirable to develop novel and advanced neuro-rehabilitative treatments suited to the patients, and better targeting the specific disability.
Benefits of Neurological Rehab with Advanced Technology
Neurological rehabilitation is a doctor-supervised program designed for people with diseases, injuries, or disorders of the nervous system. Neurological rehab can often improve function, reduce symptoms, and improve the well-being of the patient.
A neurological rehab program aims to improve your physical, emotional, and social well-being while returning you to the highest level of function and independence. In most cases, patients can get back to living independently, making them happier and more satisfied with their lives.
The technology includes
Robot-assisted training, virtual reality, functional electrostimulation, and non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) to enhance the intensity and quality of Neurorehabilitation, and to manipulate brain excitability and plasticity, as well as innovative approaches such as advanced technology…
- Robot-assisted training:
Robotic Training can be controlled by the wearer’s intent to move. The product’s non-invasive sensors can detect faint “bio-electrical signals” that reflect the wearer’s intention on the surface of their skin. Importantly, even for patients who have difficulty moving, this unique system allows them to perform their desired movements with their voluntary commands.
Elements of the product such as leg lengths, hip widths, and foot sizes can precisely be adjusted to fit all individuals, enabling comfortable and effective treatment.
The product provides both the wearer and their healthcare provider with unique insight into the signal patterns generated by the wearer and essential information such as the center of balance and phases of the gait cycle. This information helps shape the treatment course that aims to maximize neuroplasticity and ultimately gain more independence.
- Virtual Reality:
Virtual reality (VR) is the use of technology, such as a head-mounted display (HMD), tracking system, and sound device, to create an interactive three-dimensional (3D) experience. The ever-increasing capabilities of VR technology portend an innovative approach to treatment possibilities within the medical field, including the management of disorders of the central nervous system.
- Functional Electrostimulation:
The use of functional electrostimulation (ES) of the central and peripheral nervous system can take advantage of these intact neuromuscular systems to provide therapeutic exercise options, allow functional restoration, and manage or prevent many medical complications following injuries.
The use of ES for the restoration of upper extremity, lower extremity, and truncal functions can make many activities of daily living a potential reality for individuals with injuries of the spine. Restoring bladder and respiratory functions and preventing pressure ulcers may significantly decrease the morbidity and mortality following injury.
- Non-invasive brain stimulation(NIBS)
NIBS can increase the excitability of targeted parts of the brain. Pairing it with individualised, task-specific, intense rehabilitation can lead to faster improvement in function than rehabilitation alone.
Products such as Cyberdyne HAL, Lightforce Lasers, and Vibramoov are a complete solution for Rehabilitation with the leading technology!
The Hybrid Assistive Limb [HAL] is a powered exoskeleton suit developed by the robotics company Cyberdyne. It is designed to support and expand the physical capabilities of its users, particularly people with physical disabilities. HAL can be modified so that patients can use it for longer-term rehabilitation.
Lightforce Lasers are smarter than the average lasers and are designed to treat chronic conditions.
Vibramoov offers healthcare professionals a unique opportunity to preserve & enhance the sensory-motor functions of patients suffering from motor impairments. It stimulates neuroplasticity and regulates muscular activity.