NEOFECT Blog
May 23, 2019
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Home Rehab
Outpatient Rehab: Outpatient or At-Home Therapy
About 2/3 of stroke survivors receive rehabilitation services. Depending on the level of medical care required, a patient can receive inpatient, outpatient, or home therapy.
AI Rehab
Stroke Rehab: What Does Technology Have to Do With It?
Gamified stroke rehab solution motivates patients to repeat movements in the upper extremities to rewire brain itself to increase range of motion and strength.
AI Heathcare
Global Trend of Artificial Intelligence Healthcare 2: Japan and S. Korea
All about the current AI Home healthcare market and Artificial Intelligence(AI) healthcare trend in Japan and S. Korea
NeoMano
NeoMano: Regain Hand Function and Independence
“It has been very important to us to involve potential users in every step of the process, redesign, new features, and our final prototype,” says Lauren, OT at NEOFECT.
Home Health Service
3 Things Most People Don’t Know About Home Health Services
Many people do not fully understand what home health entails, why they qualified and how long they are eligible for these services.
Back to School
Back to School: Keeping up with your Child’s Hemiparesis Exercises
Back to School: Keeping up with your Child’s Hemiparesis Exercises Back to school can bring a variety of challenges for any family. I can be even more complicated for caregivers of children with hemiparesis. Between school work, extracurriculars, sports or chores, the day can become full very quickly. Many parents report that it can be hard to find time to keep up with the daily home exercise programs prescribed by their therapists. A recent study of parents in 18 different out-patient facilities showed that about 1/3 of families don’t follow their home exercise programs, which can undermine therapeutic progress. Check out these useful tips to help keep your kiddo on track with their rehabilitation exercises even after the school year starts. Tips for kid's rehabilitation exercises * Make it fun – anyone with a child knows that you can’t force them to pay attention to anything for very long if they aren’t interested, but therapy time can fly by when they are having fun. Get them excited to use their affected arm by incorporating it into game play. The competition and challenge inherent in games has also been shown to increase motivation and engagement. * Keep track of progress - Both adults and kiddos like to know when they are making progress. By documenting even subtle increases in ability, Kiddos can start share in the pride and self-efficacy that comes from accomplishing a goal. * Keep the challenge just right - Make sure the expectations you have for your child are realistic and appropriate for their age, condition and developmental capacity. Avoid boredom or burnout by working with your therapist to ensure that any home program is tailored to your kiddo’s level of ability. * Set aside time - If exercise isn’t built into a routine it almost always gets forgotten. Be realistic about how much time you and your kiddo actually have to devote to home exercises and try to keep it consistent. * Prepare the body and the mind - Don’t underestimate how much the environment can affect your kiddo. When getting ready to exercise the affected arm, reduce excess stimulation such as loud or distracting music or lighting. Talk to your therapist about providing some preparatory sensory grounding strategies prior to exercises. * Reward and Praise - Most kiddos respond well to structured goal attainment. Sticker charts with weekly awards for completing home exercise sessions can be effective. Remind your little one of the amazing job they are doing by pointing out areas of growth and achievement and link it to their hard work during exercise time. The Rapael smart glove [https://home.neofect.com/smart-glove] and smart kids [https://home.neofect.com/smart-kids] use gaming software and state of the art equipment to provide a virtual reality home therapy program that is tailored to the needs of your kiddo. Devices like these can keeps things fun thus taking a lot of the work out of encouraging your child to use their affected arm and hand to exercise. Through the built-in sensors the device can detect and record an enormous amount of data including changes in range of motion as well as speed and accuracy of response. This allows kiddos to keep up with any progress in real time. The gamified platform provides rewards and markers of achievement that encourage continued engagement. Using the artificial intelligence backed learning algorithm, each session is automatically tailored to your kiddo’s ability ensuring that no game is too hard or too easy. Check out all the RAPAEL rehabilitation tools HERE [https://home.neofect.com/] to see if it is a good fit for the child in your life! *RAPAEL Home Inquiry: -Home.neofect.com [http://home.neofect.com] -Phone: (888) 623-8984 [tel:+18886238984]
NeoMano
NeoMano: A Grasp Assist Device Gets Ready to Make a Debut!
The NeoMano is a soft, wearable robotic glove that allows for grasp of everyday objects using the thumb post and the pointer and middle fingers with use of titanium wires and a small motor and battery pack.
Artificial Intelligence
Global Trend of Artificial Intelligence Healthcare 1: U.S. and Europe
Major countries including U.S., Europe, Japan, and South Korea are focusing on policy capacities to their industrial development and investments in R&D in order to utilize the active use of big data, ICT and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Misunderstood Myths
The 4 Most Misunderstood Myths About Stroke and Stroke Recovery
There can be some misinformation or misunderstandings about the facts surrounding stroke and stroke recovery.
Cause of a Stroke
Can Stress Cause A Stroke? The Answer May Shock You!
The resulting stress can lead to some serious problems — one of them being an increased risk of suffering a stroke!
Mini Stroke
Ministroke and Stroke: What Should We Do for TIA Recovery?
Act as fast as you can for TIA (mini-stroke) recovery. Learn about TIA (ministroke) symptoms and ministroke recovery.
Cerebral Palsy Rehab
Movement and Strength of Children with Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is defined as non-progressive lesions or damages in the brain at or before birth, leading to impairments in movement and posture.
Gadgets for Stroke
Stroke Rehab Products - 6 Gadgets for Stroke Survivors
Discover 6 effective and affordable stroke rehab products. The more you exercise and activate neuroplasticity, the faster you will see positive results. Learn about these 6 stroke recovery gadgets you should consider today.
Exercise for Stroke Rehabilitation
Hand Exercise for Stroke Rehabilitation
A variety of exercise sequences can assist with maintaining range of motion and improving hand function following stroke.
Diagnosing Strokes
Medical Tests for Diagnosing Strokes
A stroke is a medical condition occurring due to anomalies in the cerebral blood vessels. To determine the cause of a stroke medical professionals may order one of these test.