Technology for Virtual Motor and Cognitive Rehabilitation
Virtual intelligent platform for motor rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. It combines experience from virtual reality and knowledge from machine intelligence to enhance neural reorganization that optimize the physical rehabilitation outcomes in individuals with disability. It provides stimulating sensory feedback to promote motor learning and encompasses tools that help to understand the biology of disability. The system integrates inexpensive devices like Microsoft Kinect and Wii Balance Board to improve balance and neuromuscular functions. Quantification of motor disability is done through presenting the individuals with situations/tasks that require use of groups of muscles and body parts like an augmented rehabilitation measure
Sector: Medical Technologies
Country: India
Area of Application: Motor and Cognitive Rehabilitation,
Keywords: Motor rehabilitation, virtual, augmentative, immersive, environments
Advantages: Real-time visual feedback of the executed movements allows the persons with disabilities to perceive a picture of his movement projected on the screen in real-time and correct compensatory postural adjustment and movement learning. b) Visual response combined with verbal instructions by the system (zero physiotherapist assistance), can ease the learning of body postures with better biomechanical arrangement while executing the tasks and activities. c) The therapy system provides intense, continuous and repetitive training to the individuals with disability, simultaneously bringing maximum engagement through fun, animated virtual environments. d) The system incorporates a novel virtual functional reach test, modified functional reach test and other clinical measures that makes daily quantification of improvement lot easier. e) The system also continuously records the performance of the users and report it when and wherever required over cloud.
Environmental aspects: Not Applicable
Development Status: Commercial Prototype
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Technical specifications: The virtual rehabilitation system developed has been used on patients with Spinal Cord Injury in an ethically approved clinical trial. The rehabilitation system includes therapy exercises for standing balance, sitting balance, range of motion, and strengthening exercises for both upper and lower limb. The developed system was successfully able to engage the patients in a multidimensional, multisensory virtual environment that appear to be and feel comparable to real events. This brought motivation and voluntary engagement in the patients to perform rehabilitation through the developed system.
Transfer Terms: Technology Licensing , Research Partnerships
Target Countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia
Estimated cost (US$): 1500
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Contact Person: Dr. Neelesh Kumar
Address: Biomedical Instrumentation Unit, CSIR-CSIO Sector 30-C Chandigarh
City: Chandigarh
Country: India
Zip/Pin Code: 160030

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