Navigation Links
Computer Assisted Neuro-Rehabilitation Devices Way of the Future

After experiencing a stroke or brain injury, the simplest movements like putting one foot in front of the other or lifting an arm to open a door can be daunting for patients.// Computer-assisted devices can now offer patients an alternative to traditional physical rehabilitation and medical treatment.

A small pump filled with an antispasmodic drug that is implanted in the abdomen and controlled remotely can change a patient’s life, according to Dr. Stanley Fisher, co-director of the Movement Disorders and Neuro-Rehabilitation Center at the Methodist Neurological Institute.

“The pump releases an exact dose of medication directly to the affected area. I can program the pump via computer and change dosages simply by putting a wand over the patient’s abdomen,” said Fisher. “This pump is just one example of how we’re able to use advance computer technology to help patients regain mobility and restore quality of life.”

A robotically-enhanced treadmill called AutoAmbulator is geared for patients who suffered strokes, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, as well as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. This advanced neuro-rehabilitation device offers robotic arms to move patients’ legs. Another device is an upper extremity robotic joystick, which helps patients to regain function of their arms. There is also a visual restoration device available for patients who have suffered visual loss due to stroke. Fisher is also involved in ongoing research on the use of virtual reality rooms to treat patients with severe brain injuries, strokes and other neurological problems.

“These devices represent a growing field of neuro-rehabilitation technology that we can offer to patients who, in the past, didn’t have many rehabilitation options. I’ve had patients who couldn’t walk 25 feet before. After just a dozen sessions, they can walk that distance and more,” said Fisher, who is also assistant professor of neurology at Weill Medica l College of Cornell University.



Source-Neswise
SRM
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Computers may become surgeons
2. Computer Program can assist to detect Heart Attack
3. Computer-Assisted Knee Surgery
4. Heavy Computer Use May Result In Glaucoma
5. More Errors From Computerized Prescriptions
6. Computer System To Predict Deep Vein Thrombosis
7. Elderly People Can Take Up Computers To Fight Depression
8. Delhi Hospital Opens Up Avenues For Computer-Aided Knee Replacement
9. Computer aided cancer identification in young women
10. Computers Can Teach Patients About Screening for Cancer
11. Not Blinking Enough In Front Of The Computer Can Cause Dry Eye
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/20/2017)... Houston, TX (PRWEB) , ... February 20, 2017 ... ... he is now offering a full range of emergency dental care at his ... teeth and gums. When patients experience dental emergencies, they are at risk for ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 20, 2017 , ... Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute ... thrombolysis machine, a state-of-the-art device that breaks up life-threatening blood clots by combining ... Foundation. , “We greatly appreciate this gift from Constellation Brands. We are also ...
(Date:2/19/2017)... RI (PRWEB) , ... February 19, 2017 , ... ... is proven to result in better care, and MEDfx and the Delaware Health ... state of Delaware. , As the nation’s first state-wide health information exchange, DHIN ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Butler Mobility invited Ken ... Stairlift and other Butler products. Ken was impressed with the safety and reliability ... endorse the product on his show. This endorsement by Ken Matthews can be ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... A new directory from the Senior Veterans ... connect elderly veterans of America's armed forces to a range of senior care ... on this year's increase in the Veterans Pension with Aid & Attendance for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/19/2017)... , February 18, 2017 Marapharm ... to purchase a Medical Delivery Service with the specific ... transactions between qualified patients and caregivers. The delivery service ... located in the Coachella Valley, California ... Los Angeles area to the West, population ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... Feb. 17, 2017  Pharmaceutical companies have long used advisory ... in development or already on the market.   ... industry to alter how it manages advisory board meetings. To ... Practices, LLC conducted a new study focused on key aspects ... ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... NEW HAVEN, Conn. , Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... new class of drugs based on protein degradation, today ... oral androgen receptor (AR) PROTAC during a poster session ... Cancers Symposium (ASCO GU) in Orlando, FL. ... today continue to validate our platform and the potential ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: