Stroke Rehabilitation Exercise through Gaming
Jul 27, 2018
Stroke Rehabilitation Exercise through Gaming

Neofect’s Neofect Smart Rehabilitation Solutions provides customizable training through the use of engaging games specifically developed for users recovering from medical episodes like stroke, brain injury or hemiplegia.

Each game is scientifically designed to reinforce optimal neuroplastic recovery through muscle activation practice and the use of audiovisual feedback. The artificial intelligence algorithm built into the Neofect solutions guides the user through a series of rehabilitation games based on the user’s individualized preferences and progress.

Wondering what games are available? Let’s check out a few that focus on increasing wrist movement!

Stroke Rehab Exercise Through Gaming

Honeybee Baseball

In Honeybee Baseball the user plays as a baby honey bee who dreams of becoming a baseball player. Each movement of the wrist controls his ability to hit the balls flying at him in batting practice. .

Training Methods

  1. The bee moves up and down on the screen with user Wrist Extension and Flexion.
    Honeybee-Baseball_stroke-rehab-game

  2. As the levels progress, the curve balls become more complex.
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  3. The user must anticipate and move the bee into position to hit the ball.
    Honeybee-Baseball_stroke-rehab-game3-1

Training Results

  1. Score: Total number of balls “hit” during training
  2. Play Time: Total training time
  3. Wrist Flexion / Extension ROM : Largest movement angle that the user achieved during training

Sushi Train

Sushi Train is a training game where the user plays as chef at a popular sushi restaurant. Quick wrist movements enable the user to plate each order as it comes down the line according to the pictures displayed.

Training Methods

  1. Look at the sushi orders in the right and left pictures.
    Sushi-Train_fun-rehab
  2. The user activates Forearm Pronation or Supination to shift the sushi onto the plate to the left or the right.
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  3. The user receives points by placing the correct orders on each plate within the allotted time. .
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Training Results

  1. Score: Total number of sushi pieces placed on the correct plate.
  2. Play Time: Total training time
  3. Success Rate: Ratio of correct sushi placements to total number of pieces presented during training time.
  4. Wrist Pronation/Supination ROM: Largest pronation or supination movement angle achieved during training

Cast Away

Cast away is a training game where the user plays as a fisherman on an idyllic lake.
Quick and modulated wrist movements allow the user to cast a line and reel in a catch!

Training Methods

  1. Use Wrist Radial Deviation & Ulnar Deviation to cast the fishing line.
    Cast-Away_Rehab-contents
  2. The speed of the wrist movement will determine the distance the fishing line is cast. Larger fish may be caught at farther distances.
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    3)If a fish takes the bait, it can be caught by controlling the angle of the wrist, ensuring that it is neither too tight nor too loose. The status of the fishing line is shown on the gauge to the right of the screen.
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Training Results

  1. Score: Total number of fish caught during training
  2. Play Time: Total training time
  3. Wrist Radial / Ulnar Deviation ROM: Largest movement angle achieved during training

This game training is not just for fun. These are just a sampling of the games available through Neofect’s Neofect smart rehabilitation solutions. Each game is scientifically designed to engage the user in repetitive activation of target muscle groups while simultaneously stimulating visual and auditory senses to reinforce neuroplasticity and accelerate recovery. The artificial intelligence system that is built into the Neofect solutions suggests rehabilitation games based on patients’ preferences and progress, delivering optimal therapy programs for each individual user.


*Neofect Home Inquiry:
-www.neofect.com
-Phone: (888) 623-8984

WRITTEN BY

  • June Lee
    Clinical Manager / Physical Therapist
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