The 180-Degree Goniometer is designed to enable therpaists to measure the range of motion of wrists and fingers. Made of stainless steel, these units are available in 7- and 14-inch models and have linear markings in inches and centimeters. The 7-inch model has a 180-degree scale marked in five-degree increments. The 14-inch model has two 180-degree scales marked in one-degree increments that read in either direction.
The 180-Degree International Goniometer and the 360-Degree International Goniometer are goniometers designed to enable therpaists to measure the range of motion of large joints. These transparent goniometers allow for full view of the extremity during measurement. The 180-degree model provides linear measurements up to 7 7/8 inches and is marked in five-degree increments. The 360-degree model provides linear measurements up to 12.25 inches and is marked in one-degree increments. The linear measu
Gait Belt-Striped 48 inches is designed for to help health care providers and caregivers to move patients from one surface to another.
Gait Belt-Striped-54 inches is designed to assist health care professionals and caregivers with transferring patients from one surface to another.
AccuGait is a portable computerized gait analysis system designed for use in gait assessment. The system consists of a platform with a composite material top plate and Hall effect sensing elements. The unit interfaces directly with a laptop computer via a built-in amplifier. Analog outputs are optional. Data are provided for force and movent along x-y-z coordinates, with the z axis oriented downward, the y axis oriented away from the connector, and the x axis oriented to the left. DIMENSIONS (Hx
The ActiGraph, model GT1M, is an electronic motion evaluation system designed for use to assess activity levels of individuals with disabilities. This sturdy and compact dual-axis accelerometer measures and records activity counts and steps taken, and then uses this data to determine individual activity levels and energy expenditure. The unit has a direct USB connection and one megabyte (MB) of non-volatile flash memory. POWER: Uses a rechargeable battery (included). DIMENSIONS: 1.5 x 1.44 x 0.7
ActiLife Desktop Activity Software is a motion, heart rate, and sleep evaluation system designed for use by individuals with disabilities. This desktop analysis software program is compatible with the ActiGraph and ActiTrainer (see separate entries). The software allows the user to initialize the ActiGraph or ActiTrainer in a number of different operating modes and to select epochs ranging from 30 times per second (raw mode) to 4 minutes. The collected data is stored in ASCII format for simple a
The ActiTrainer is an electronic motion evaluation system and heart monitor designed for use in assessing the physical activity level of individuals with disabilities. This accelerometer measures the user's movements. When worn with the included Polar Wearlink T31, heart rate data is wirelessly transmitted to the unit, where it can be viewed in real time on an OLED display window and stored along with activity data for further analysis. Other performance parameters that can be monitored by this
Actiwatch-2, Actiwatch Spectrum, and Actiwatch Score are electronic motion evaluation systems designed for use by individuals with sleep disorders. These wristwatch style actigraphs digitally record data on gross motor activity and sleep/wake patterns. Each model has an accelerometer and the ability to record additional data channels. In addition to sleep/wake activity, Actiwatch 2 features the ability to record the amount and duration of ambient white light in units of lux. Other features inclu
The AMTI Multiaxis Force Platform, model BP400600, is a gait and balance analysis system designed for use in gait or balance assessment. The system consists of a platform with an aluminum top plate and strain gauge bridge sensing elements. The unit's 2:3 width to length ratio is useful for gait lab installations where variable stride must be accommodated. The platform uses a coordinate system with the z axis oriented downward, the y axis oriented away from the connector, and the x axis oriented
AMTI Walker Sensors are biomechanical sensors designed for use in gait and walker stability analysis and prosthetics fitting. Attached to a walker, this multiaxis transducer measures the forces transmitted through the walker. It measures the three orthogonal force components along the X, Y, and Z axes, and the moments about the axes, producing a total of six outputs. The sensor is available in pediatric anterior (model MCW-PA), pediatric posterior (model MCW-PP), and adult anterior (model MCW-AA
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a portable robotic device with matching video game software platform for telerehabilitation for individuals with neuromuscular disabilities such as stroke, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and various others. Researchers in Spain have created ArmAssist, a mobile-based device that connects to the user through an orthotic that then records and measures the movements of the shoulder and elbow. These arm movements are translated to moveme
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a bi-manual rehabilitation glove system to monitor the hand movements of individuals who have experienced stroke. Researchers at Northeastern University have created the Angle Tracking and Location At home System (ATLAS), a bi-manual rehabilitation glove system and tracking device that utilizes two gloves to monitor the hand movements of stroke survivors. The system's creators' eventually intend to release the ATLAS as an at-home testing
The Bagnoli Desktop EMG Systems is an electronic motion assessment system designed for use inresearch on physical rehabilitation. The system is available in models with 4, 8, or 16 channels, all of which use parallel-bar EMG sensors and include an array of features to make EMG recordings effortless and consistent. The systems verifies signal quality by checking line interference and amplifier saturation, with visual LED indicators and an optional audio indicator. The system integrates with all d
The Baseline Bubble Inclinometer, model 12-1056, is designed to measure the range of motion in a joint. This manual device accurately measures joint motion in keeping with measurement techniques codified in the AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Inpairment, Third Edition.
The Baseline Digital Inclinometer is designed to measure the range of motion in a joint. Once a joint has been actively or passively taken through its range of motion, the total range can be read from the device's LED display panel. A carrying case is included.
The Baseline Finger (Small Joint) Goniometer is designed to measure the range of motion of the metacarpal phalangeal, interphalangeal, and other small finger or toe joints. This stainless steel goniometer has a head with two opposing 180-degree scales marked in five-degree increments. A linear scale marked in inches and centimeters is included on the arm.
The Baseline Hand Evaluation Set is a set of a dynamometer, pinch meter, finger circumference gauge, and finger muscle tester designed for clinical use. The set includes a hydraulic hand dynamometer, a 30-pound pinch gauge, steel finger goniometer, two-point discriminator with a third point, a Wartenburg pinwheel, finger circumference gauge, and a functional finger motion gauge.
The Baseline HiRes Plastic 360-degree ISOM Goniometer is a goniometer designed to measure joint range of motion (ROM) and axis of motion. The 360-degree head has three scales calibrated to be used with the International Standards of Measurement (ISOM), sagittal, frontal, and transverse with rotation (SFTR) recording method. The scale reads 1-degree increments. One arm has a linear scale in inches and centimeters. The device is made of clear plastic with solid background behind the gradations, nu
The Baseline Hydraulic Hand Evaluation Set is a set of a dynamometer, pinch meter, finger circumference gauge, and finger muscle tester designed to evaluate the strength and range of motion of the hands and fingers. The set includes a hydraulic hand dynamometer, a 50-pound pinch gauge, and a stainless steel finger goniometer.
The Baseline Plastic 360-degree International Standards of Measurement (ISOM) Goniometer, models 12-1000, 12-1001, and 12-1002, is a goniometer designed to measure joint range of motion. The clear plastic construction permits observation of the joint's axis of motion and range of motion. The 360-degree head has three scales calibrated to be used with the ISOM system. A linear scale in inches and centimeters is included on the arm. DIMENSIONS: 6-, 8-, and 12-inch models are available.
The Baseline Stainless Steel Finger Goniometer is a goniometer designed for use to measure range-of-motion of finger joints (metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal) and other small joints including toes. The head has two opposing 180-degree scales marked in 5-degree increments. A linear scale in inches and centimeters is on the arm. The deluxe model (model 12-1011) has a larger head for more accurate reading. DIMENSIONS: Length is 3.5 inches (model 12-1015) or 6 inches (models 12-1010 and 12-10
Caltrac is an electronic motion evaluatiion system and calorie counter designed for use in measuring physical activity for people with disabilities. This beeper sized mini-computer measures movement and estimates how many calories the user has burned. The unit has a plastic case with five control buttons and a liquid crystal display (LCD) read out. The user enters his or her weight, height, age, and sex. There is a special entry for cycling/ stairclimbing/elliptical machines and weight training.
The DonJoy Vista Rehab Management System is an exercise monitor and motion evaluation system designed for use by individuals engaged in an exercise program as part of orthopedic rehabilitation of the lower extremity. The system provides biofeedback for individuals undergoing rehabilitation during exercise while creating documentation for clinicians. The system has three components: an instrumented leg brace, a handheld patient device, and clinician software. The software enables the clinician to
The DynaPort Move Monitor is an electronic motion evaluation system designed for use by rehabilitation researchers or therapists. This unit consists of a small lightweight case containing a tri-axial accelerometer, a USB connector for charging and communication, and a MicroSD card for raw data storage. The accelerometer is attached to an elastic strap and positioned on the lower back at the height of the second lumbar vertebra, which serves as an approximation of the body’s centre of mass. The s
The Easi Grip™ Garden Arm Support Cuff is designed for users with amputation, arthritis, who have suffered a stroke, or other arm limitations. The device allows the strength of the forearm and upper arm to be used, decreasing strain on the wrist and fingers. This adapted gardening support plugs into any of the Peta Easi-Grip Garden Tools and Peta Easi-Grip Long Reach Garden Tools. The support also works with the Peta Add-On Handles to adapt standard tools for people with decreased hand strength.
Gait analysis system acquires data about the effects of pressure and shock on the feet and legs by means of thin electronic sensors applied to the feet. A lightweight data collector is secured at the user's lower back, and computer hardware and software programs analyze the data. Software utilizing a database of ordinary ambulation constants and those of several sports activities allows the computer to compare the data on a given user with the normal constants. 80 column high speed printer, deta
The EMG Analyzer, models MA300-6, MA300-10, and MA300-16, is a gait analysis system designed for use in rehabilitation or physical therapy. This digital EMG and Footswitch system is available with six, ten, or sixteen EMG channels. The sixteen-channel system also provides four additional channels for research use. The frequency response on these additional channels, direct current (DC) to 150 Hertz (Hz), makes them suitable for EKG, goniometer, and pressure sensors. All models come with a lightw
EMG Analyzer Software for MS-Windows is a gait analysis program designed for use to provide a complete evaluation of muscle activity of the lower extremities during gait. Results are presented graphically and in text form. The software is used in conjunction with EMG and Footswitch or Motion Analysis data acquisition hardware (not included). The software is used to quantify the data and plot the raw or integrated EMG and gait parameters, and compare the results with Normal data derived from two
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted exercise system for an individual who has hemiplegia following stroke. For individuals who have had a stroke and now have reduced strength on one side can strengthen and re-stabilize should protraction through practiced movements using an exercise system. The system assists the individual retraining the brain to create new pathways damaged from the stroke. The traditional method of practicing shoulder protraction was not id
FlexTrak is a computer-based electronic motion evaluation system designed for the research laboratory, physical education department or sports facility. This fully-automated biomechanics device allows the user to define marker placements and reports specific to analysis needs. It features a computerized video system, real time data acquisition, fully automatic data input with two and three dimensional capability, and full color view of stick figures from any viewpoint. This system may be used in
FootTrak is an electronic motion evaluation system designed to measure supination and pronation during running or walking on a treadmill as compared to normal ranges. The efficacy of foot orthotics, shoe gear, and rehabilitation is automatically quantified and facilitates understanding of treatment techniques. The unit features a computerized video system, real time data acquisition, fully automatic data input with two and three dimensional capability, and full color view of stick figures from a
The GAITRite System is a computerized gait analysis system designed for use to assess walking patterns of seniors and individuals with balance, lower extremity, or walking disabilities. The system includes a portable carpet with 16,128 sensors. As the individual walks down this carpet, the system measures cadence, step length, velocity, step-by-step variability, and other gait parameters. Plantar pressures are measured at up to 300 Hz, including shear. All parameters can be tracked, reported, an
GaitTrak is an electronic motion evaluation system designed to measure angles and velocities of the hip, knee and ankle during walking. It then compares these values to norms. Information regarding cadence, stride length and gait symetry is also provided. A thorough gait analysis can be completed in 15 minutes. The unit features a computerized video system, real time data acquisition, fully automatic data input with two and three dimensional capability, and full color view of stick figures from
The Goni-Alert Feedback Goniometer, model 71595-0000, is a goniometer designed to measure joint range of motion. The metal construction permits observation of the joint's axis of motion and range of motion. Useful after someone has undergone a total knee, elbow, or hip replacement, the device gives auditory feedback to alert when the maximum allowed range of motion is about to be exceeded. The sound of the beep is adjustable, and a port for an earplug wire is included. A small light that indica
The Goniometer is designed to enable therpaists to measure the range of motion of wrists and fingers. Made of clear plastic, this unit measures from 0 to 180 degrees and is marked in five-degree increments. Each of the two arms has three linear stripes to aid in limb centering and alignment. DIMENSIONS: The arms are 6 inches long.
Computerized, digital goniometer. Accurate joint measurements. Large easy to read digital displays. Stores data and subject numbers to recall later or download to computer.
The IDEEA (Intelligent Device for Energy Expenditure & Activity) is an electronic motion evaluation system designed for use in gait analysis and physical activity monitoring. This portable system provides physical activity assessment, portable gait analysis, energy expenditure estimation, and functional capacity evaluation. It automatically recognizes more than 40 types of posture and gait, with 97 percent accuracy. Performance, functional capacity and body motion can be recorded, with detai
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: A prototype based on Toyota’s advance collision detection technology for cars has been developed by researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology for wheelchair users. The “Intelligent Wheelchair” has a set of cameras pointed in all directions mounted above the head of the rider to provide a complete 360-degree field of view. If the cameras detect potential hazards nearby, the wheelchair will slow down or come to a compl
The 8-Inch Goniometer, model 5048B, is an instrument designed to measure small joints such as fingers. This goniometer is made of stainless steel with two 180-degree scales in opposite directions. The scale has a knurled knob that can be turned to vary the amount of tension on the arms or to lock them fully.
The Jamar Hand Evaluation Kit, model 5030 kit, is an evaluation kit designed to provide everything for hand and finger evaluations. The kit includes: (1) Jamar Hydraulic Hand Dynamometer - PC 5030 J1; (2) Jamar Hydraulic Pinch Gauge - PC 5030HPG; (3) Jamar 5.5 inch Finger Goiniometer - PC 5050K. The kit comes with a storage and carrying case with individual compartments for each instrument.
The Jamar Hydraulic Pinch Gauge, model 749805), is a finger gauge designed to assess finger and joint strength. The device is constructed so the user does not have to support the weight of the gauge. It is designed to offer highly accurate pinch-force measurement. It comes with instructions and a carrying case. WARRANTY: 2-years.
KinTrak is a three-dimensional electronic motion evaluation system designed for the sports biomechanic researcher. It gathers and analyzes information from force plate and video cameras with user definable marker sets under a menu-driven format.
LiftTrak is a electronic motion evaluation system designed to functionally assess risk by determining compression forces during lifting, pushing, pulling, or setting down activities. It compares those forces to NIOSH lifting guidelines. Designing specific rehabilitation programs, pre-placement test and workstations can be accomplished easily and automatically. The unit features a computerized video system, real time data acquisition, fully automatic data input with two and three dimensional capa
LokomatNano is a robotic gait training system designed for use by individuals with stroke, brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, or other mobility, neurological or walking disabilities. The system consists of a robotic gait orthosis that guides the user's legs on a treadmill according to a pre-programmed physiological gait pattern. The guidance can be individually adjusted to the user's abilities and can be reduced according to the user’s improvement. The Levi dynamic body weight sys
LokomatPro, versions 5 and 6, are robotic gait training systems designed for use by individuals with stroke, brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, or other mobility, neurological or walking disabilities. The system consists of a robotic gait orthosis that guides the user's legs on a treadmill according to a pre-programmed physiological gait pattern. The guidance can be individually adjusted to the user's abilities and can be reduced according to the user’s improvement. A dynamic body
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a lower-extremity powered exoskeleton to access motor skills and assist in teaching individuals with stroke how to walk again. Researchers at the Netherlands’ University of Twente have developed the LOwer-extremity Powered ExoSkeleton (LOPES), a robotic device to assess motor skills and assist in teaching individuals with stroke how to walk again. The newest version of LOPES allows for eight degrees of freedoms, which provides the legs b
The MiniSun IDEEA System is an electronic motion evaluation system designed for use in gait analysis and physical activity monitoring. This portable device records hundreds millions data points of daily activities, postures, and exercises on 24-hr basis, analyzes these data with high intelligence, detailed to every second, every move you made, or every step you walked. The device includes more than 40 types of PA, including type, duration, frequency, and intensity have been evaluated. In additio
HPM's Models BEP I, II, III, IV, V, and VII comprise a family of measurement tools designed to test standardized extremity and basic central processing performance measures. Each system consists of menu driven software, an interface unit that provides stimuli, a power supply, and manual. Responses are entered directly into the computer from the interface units. Data is then presented in both raw form and visual format. Data representing standardized reference populations is included. Performance
The Myomonitor Wireless EMG System is an electronic motion evaluation system designed for use in assessing muscular activity. Operating as either a wireless transmitter or an autonomous datalogger, this portable eight- or sixteen-channel EMG unit provides signal recordings in a full EMG bandwidth of 20 to 450 Herz using parallel-bar EMG sensor technology. The lightweight main unit can be worn by children or elderly adults, and can be used in applications requiring unrestricted movement with real
The MyoTrace 400 is an EMG feedback unit designed for use in biofeedback and clicical evaluation of movement, force, and muscle activity. This portable handheld unit operates with
two channels in stand alone mode and four channels in PC-mode. A wide variety of compatible plugin
sensors can be used to objectively evaluate the functional status of the musculo-skeletal system, including force transducers, goniometers, inclinometers, accelerometers, hand dynamometers and foot switches. Applications
The OptiPush is a wheelchair propulsion monitor designed for professional use in clinical or research settings with people with mobility and lower extremity disabilities and spinal cord injury and others who use wheelchairs. This device examines wheelchair propulsion in the natural environment of the wheelchair user because it mounts directly to most standard manual wheelchairs (a wheelchair is required but not included). The system comes with wheels and hand rims with diameters from 24 to 26 in
OrthTrak is a three-dimensional orthopedic gait analysis system designed for clinical applications where full body analysis is necessary for diagnostic purposes. OrthoTrak may be added to any ExpertVision 3D system and can also integrate with EMG and force palte information. The unit features a computerized video system, real time data acquisition, fully automatic data input, and full color view of stick figures from any viewpoint.
PrimusRS is an assessment and evaluation system and arm and leg exerciser designed for use in physical therapy of individuals with upper or lower extremity disabilities. It provides multi-joint testing, orthopedic rehab, neuromuscular reeducation, and musculoskeletal training of the upper & lower extremities and the core. The system can be used to Evaluate, rehabilitate, and track progress with Isotonic, Isometric, Isokinetic, & CPM resistance modes. It supports evidence-based physiother
The Pull Ball is an adapted therapeutic toy for Adapted Therapeutic Learning to be used by special education teachers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, parents, and biomedical engineers teaching people with special needs eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, and finger isolation. Gentle tugging on this multifaceted spring ball will activate music and lights. The tetherball will fly back into its case when released. To avoid cord rupture, gentle tugging of ball is recommended.
-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a powered orthosis designed to move a stroke patient's legs in response to feedback from the brain. Stroke treatment often includes therapists retraining a person's body by repeatedly lifting his or her legs, guiding them through a proper walking pattern. The European Union funded the CORBYS project, which aims to make such therapy easier by developing a powered orthosis to move the stroke patient's legs in response to feedback from the br
The Rolyan Finger/Toe Goniometer is an instrument designed to measure small joints such as fingers and toes. This device easily measures composite range of motion, simplifies measuring of hyperextension and is easy to read. Its flat-surface design lets it rest comfortably on a patient's phalanges and metacarpals for ease of measuring joint motion. The scale on the protractor is printed in two-degree increments for improved reliability. The long arm of the goniometer clears the wrist for accurat
The Rolyan Flexion/Hyperextension Finger Goniometer, model A4414,is designed for easy range of motion measurements of the metacarpal phalangeal, proximal interphalangeal and dorsal interphalangeal joints. The clear plastic goniometer measures a range of 30 degrees hyperextension to 120 degrees of flexion without having to reposition the goniometer's proximal base. It allows accurate measurements when positioned over the joint being measured but does not need to be lined up with the joint axis.
The Rolyan Introductory Splinting Kit, model A783101, is a set of products designed to enable medical and therapy professionals to fit and create splints for people with upper or lower extremity disabilities, including splinting material, splint straps, velvet loop material for Velcro, and a goniometer. Included in this kit is one sheet of solid Aquaplast Resilient-T, sheets of solid Ezeform, Aquaplast ProDrape-T, Synergy, and Polyflex II (see also separate entries). This kit also offers pieces
The Rolyan Pronation/Supination Wheel, model A4141, is a pronator and supinator designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. The wheel features a diagonal bar in the center for grasping. The bar is grasped by the user and the wheel is then rolled in a motion designed to either turn the palm posteriorly or downward by a medial rotation of the forearm, or rolled in a motion to turn the palm anteriorly or upward by a lateral motion of the forearm. The comfortable hand bar can
The RT3 Research Activity Monitor is an electronic motion evaluation system designed for use by researchers conducting a motion or fitness-related research study. This unit records and tracks study participants' caloric burns, activity, and kinetic energy expenditure, and provides accurate recording of energy expenditure in METs, calories or activity units. The unit comes with a docking station. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.1 x 2.8 x 2.2 inches (2 x 3.8 x 4.3 inches with holster).
Electronic motion evaluation system uses light emitting diodes (LED) to study body motion with greater accuracy than motion picture film. Diodes emit thousands of infrared pulses each second, which are recorded on a synchronized infrared sensitive camera and then plotted on a graph. This reduces complicated movement of any kind to a series of precise real-time measurements.
The Simulator II is an assessment and evaluation system designed for use as part of physical therapy of the upper extremity and hands. With measures in both isotonic and isometric modes, this system can replicate most upper extremity functional activities, including lifting, to support the evaluation of strength and functional capabilities. It comes with software with routines for extensive return-to-work assessments including Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs). Using this software, the the
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an electronic glove which monitors post stroke patient progress while they play video games. Students at McGill University in Quebec, Canada have developed an electronic glove that can monitor how well people recovering from a stroke are playing video games. Sensors throughout the glove provide detailed information about hand motion, and the system can send the data to a physician or rehabilitation specialist. The glove can track the mov
Smart Pyramid and Compas together form a computerized gait analysis and alignment tool designed for use by individuals with lower extremity amputation. The system consist of hardware with embedded sensors (Smart Pyramid) that is integrated into the leg prosthesis, with an attached adaptor that uses Bluetooth to communicate wirelessly with automatic gait analysis software (Compas) on a personal computer (PC) or personal digital assistant (PDA). The adaptor attaches to any socket using the Euro fo
The SmartWheel is a wheelchair propulsion monitor designed for professional use in clinical or research settings with people who have lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury and others who use manual wheelchairs. This device mounts onto the wheel of a manual wheelchair and examines the ability and performance of a person to propel the wheelchair in a variety of environments. of the wheelchair user. A Wi-Fi high-speed wireless link and on-board memory allow for the collecti
SpineTrak is an electronic motion evaluation system designed to document the range and fluidity of motion during rotation, lateral bending and flexion-extension of the cervical, lumbar and thoraco-lumbar regions. It then compares performance to American Medical Association (AMA) standards. The unit features a computerized video system, real time data acquisition, fully automatic data input with two and three dimensional capability, and full color view of stick figures from any viewpoint.
The StepWatch is a gait analysis system designed for use by frail seniors or individuals with post-surgical mobility limitations, neurological disabilities, or stroke. The system includes one or more monitor units and a docking/software package (sold separately). Worn around the ankle, the monitor unit monitors and records continuously the number of steps per time interval over extended monitoring periods. The monitor unit can store step data for up to two months at one-minute intervals before r
-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype stroke rehabilitation system to guide individuals who have experienced a stroke through the rehabilitation process. Developed by Dr. John Heng and his PhD student Banerji Subhasis, at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, the new system known as the Synergistic Physio-Neuro Platform (SynPhNe) guides people who have experienced a stroke or brain injury through exercises, monitors their performance, and determine why they are unable to
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype wearable virtual reality device to provide individuals with balance disorders with supplemental auditory and visual information to assist in restoring normal gait. Scientists at the Techion Institute of Technology in Israel have created a prototype virtual reality gait feedback device which combines a wearable cell-phone sized audio component and a visual feedback apparatus. The audio component measures body movement and then processes the
Zippering is an activity designed for children with upper mobility, grasping difficulties, or cognitive or learning disabilities to help them learn and practice skills need to zipper using a wide ribbon and bread ties. The act of zippering requires bilateral coordination, finger isolation, open thumb web space, separation of the two sides of the hand (on both hands), motor planning, pinch strength, eye-hand coordination, pincer grasp, and tripod grasp (most often of the non-dominant hand). This