Neofect is an organization that is continuously working to improve the life of people with neurological disorders. It manufactures a number of technology oriented equipment that helps in the movement of body parts. With the coordination of brain and body, these high-tech rehab devices improve the response of body. The Neofect develops a range of devices including Smart Glove, Smart Kids, Smart Board and Smart Pegboard. The Smart board is an upper limb rehab device that supports the arm in movement.
With Functional Arm Reaching, Smart Board effectively improves the patient’s coordinated movement across multiple joints and active range of motion.
IMPORTANCE OF FUNCTIONAL ARM REACHING TRAINING
Upper extremity function can often be impaired for stroke survivors. Up to 85% of individuals post-stroke experience paresis of the upper extremity immediately after their stroke. Rehabilitation of the upper extremity remains difficult due to limited rehabilitation resources, time constraints and the focus of early rehab on general mobility, balance and gait.
An aggressive restorative program is recommended to regain function in the upper extremity. The repetitive and intensive use of novel tasks that challenge an individual’s motor skills, such as those found with use of the Smart Board, assist in retraining upper limb function.
OPTIMIZATION OF FUNCTIONAL REACH
The Smart Board is designed to cover the area of an average adult’s horizontal shoulder exion and extension within 135 degrees and control the trunk as well as shoulder movement so the patient can produce quality task-oriented repetitions.
The Smart Board adapts to the patient’s current abilities by un-weighting the arm to increase gravity eliminated motion for reaching. Based on the set up of the Rapael Smart Board, trunk motion is controlled in a stationary position. Decreased forward bending while retraining reach increases restoration toward a normal movement pattern, straighter hand paths, more accurate reach and increased scapular motion.
SMART BOARD TRAINING
The Rapael Smart Board allows for task-oriented training in a gravity eliminated environment, encouraging early mobility of the upper extremity. Unlike robotics, the set up of the Smart Board allows the therapist to guide the patient’s movement and provide appropriate manual cues as the patient performs the requisite motor planning and activation to retrain functional reach. Set up time is very minimal, decreasing the liklihood of abandonment.
RAPAEL THERAPEUTIC CONCEPT : Advanced assessment and systematic rehab training
ADVANCED ASSESSMENT TOOL
In-depth analysis of the patient’s abilities with three functional movements
REAL-TIME ADAPTIVE ALGORITHM
Rehabilitation solutions adapted to the patient’s progress
AUGMENTED VISUO-MOTOR FEEDBACK
Enables sensory motor training and propriocentive feedback with VR technology
INTUITIVE DATA ANLAYSIS
Patient progress tracked and program modified depending on patient improvement
Motivational platform for upper extremity training through ADL games and leisure activities
SMART BOARD REHAB PROTOCOL
- Motor tasks and visual feed-back operating cooperatively (Visuomotor mapping)
- Motor planning and performances (Motor planning)
- Real-time Update of Tasks (Feedback control)
UPPER EXTREMITY MOVEMENT
- Scapular protraction-retraction
- Shoulder flexion-extension
- Shoulder horizontal abduction-adduction
- Shoulder internal rotation-external rotation
- Shoulder circumduction
- Elbow flexion-extension
GOALS OF TREATMENTS
- Support for moving through the range of movement with varying degrees of assistance.
Improving coordinated movement
- Feedback ona Smoothness and accuracy of movement
- Challenges to increase coordination, speed and accuracyposture
SMART BOARD REHAB PROCESS
Free exploration, destination arrival, and path drawing are evaluated with three movements, and the patient’s con-dition and movement are analyzed based on data.
Encourages the patient to continually challenge himself/herself assigning tasks on the appropriate level games with the algorithms.
PERFORMANCE RESULT & REPORT FOR PRINTING
For each training, the progress is reported with key results and the degree of improvement that fulfills the purpose of trainings.
- Smart Board: 1 EA
- RAPAEL Smart Board Software
- Handle (with & without armrest): 2 EA
- Strap: 2 EA
- Stopper: 6 EA
- Android Tablet PC(optional): 1 EA
- Android PC Box(optional): 1 EA
- Wireless Mouse: 1 EA
- HDMI Cable: 1 EA
- HD Monitor (optional): 1 EA
- Instruction For Users: 1 EA
Neofect Smart Board Video