mercoledì 26 giugno 2013

The history of Rimec

 
Once upon a time...
 
it was 1980 when Rimec borned
 
 
 
1980: Rimec starts the activity manufacturing
metal sheets for car parts.
After a plan of industrial reconversion, it changes face
and becomes the first Italian producer of medical CPM devices and
orthopedic first aid equipment


 
 1989 
 
 
(picture 1)
 
The first series of CPM mobilizers, Fisiotek 6000, Fisiotek 1000, Fisiotek UNO
(picture 1)
 

 

 1994
 
 The first battery drill for the introduction of Kirschner's wires, KR30 (picture 2)
 
 
 
                                                      
                                                        (picture 2)
 
 
 
 
 
 The first model of AS20 (picture 3), the vacuum cleaner for plaster dust: initially, the vacuum cleaner were positioned on a trolley with a service shelf




         (picture 3)



 
 
 1996
 
 
(picture 4)
 
 
Fisiotek S series (picture 4), more ergonomic and lighter
swith-on button and power connector in rear side



(picture 5)
 
In the same year were launched HAL3000 (picture 5), an ergonomic oscillating saw
for plaster cast removal equipped with blades for normal and syntethic plaster




 
                                                                                                                                          
  1997
 
 
 
(picture 6)


                                 
 
                         (picture 7)                                                                              (picture 8) 
 
 
Fisiotek HP for upper limbs: panel control unit with potentiometers,
(pictures 6 and 7)
standard programmable features
patient remote control with Emergency button
(picture 8)
 

 
 
Fisiotek HP has represented an important breakthrough for passive rehabilitation of the shoulder: a flexible device combining the possibility to rehabilitate shoulder, elbow and wrist
 
 
 
 2000


                                               
                                                  (picture 9)
 
 
 From KR30 to KR2000: new outfit and design,
 bushes of different diameters of the wires
 battery charge check
 (picture 9)



 
 
 2001
 


 
(picture 10)
 
 
Fisiotek F series: the programming panel were thought with potentiometers.
Switch-on button and power connector were moved in front side 
(picture 10)



 
 
 
 2002

 
(picture 11)
                                
                                             
                               (picture 12)                                                                     (picture 13)

 
 Fisiotek HP grows and become Fisiotek HP2: new digital panel control an display,
 (pictures 11 and 12) 
 new programmables features, memory card for patient data recording,
 new patient remote control with START & STOP button
(picture 13)



always in 2002...

 
 
 
(picture 14)

 Fisiotek series change aspect and evolve into Fisiotek 2000 line: from potentiometers
 to digital panel control, possibility to have memory card for patient data storage,
 new and improved programmable features (picture 14 and 15)
 As for others Fisiotek devices, patient remote control with START & STOP button
(picture 13)








 (picture 15)

 
 
 











The line is enriched and completed by 6 models, which cover all the lower limbs:

- Fisiotek 2000 GS
- Fisiotek 2000 G
- Fisiotek 2000 TS
- Fisiotek 2000 T
- Fisiotek 2000 E
- Fisiotek 2000 N

 Fisiotek 2000 line has received the greatest world-wide welcome by the professionals of physiotherapy and rehabilitation: this is confirmed by the high share of setups and the
excellent and recognised reputation of the quality of the devices.



2004




Fisiotek LT cames out to complete the series for shoulder's rehabilitation: the need of the market to have a practical device for the shoulder were welcomed with this model, which is always appreciated for professional purposes but also for domestic use (see our article about Fisiotek LT on this blog.



On Youtube you can enjoy our new video: the story of Fisiotek, since the beginning of Rimec activity!





Rimec doesn't stop... soon are coming new ideas and new points of view... STAY TUNED




 

 

martedì 25 giugno 2013

The partnership of Rimec and Terre Solidali Onlus for disabled children in Kenya

 
 
Rimec supports "Naro Moru Disabled Children Home"
 
 
Nairobi, Kenya


 
 
 
 
Kenya is one of the countries in the world victim since years of an elevate rate of children who suffer of different kind of disablities.

This condition obstacle, and sometimes do not permit them to count on self-consciousness and self-esteem which are necessary in order to involve an active role in the society.
In addition, the shortage of medical-rehabilitative devices and supports keep more difficulties for the re-introduction in the society, amplifying the gap which separe them from a three-square and a respectable condition.

The association and onlus "Terre Solidali" (website) has launched in 2011 this project of Theatrical Physiotherapy (the project), mixing physical-rehabilitative aspects with contents of incentive to social and human opening in order to push these 100 children involved to continue believing in themselves to occupy a live and creative position in the society.


The project is started from "Naro Moru Disabled Children's Home", a structure that from 1982 offers services as orthopedic surgery and rehabilitative assistance to children from 0 to 14 years old: the home is equipped with clinical laboratories and rehabilitation rooms with medical devices and orthopedic equipment (image 1)





 
(image 1)
 
 
Rimec has contributed to the project supplying a device for passive rehabilitation of lower limbs, Fisiotek passive mobilizer (image 2).
Children have been treated with Fisiotek unit especially for joint injuries of the knee.
 
 

 
 
 
 

(image 2)
 
 
A very special thanks is addressed to Mr. Dario Zecchini for the support received, and to all the staff at Naro Moru Disabled Children's Home.

 

venerdì 21 giugno 2013

Seminario de Medicina Fisica y Rehabilitaciòn - Ciencia y Tecnologìa del deporte

Medicina Fisica y Rehabilitaciòn: mantenimiento del estado
de salud y mejoramiento del rendimiento fisico
 
 Ciudad de Guatemala, 28 - 29 Junio 2013
 
 
 
Esta segunda ediciòn del Seminario de Medicina Fisica y Rehabilitaciòn quiere presentar el tema de la disciplina clinica y scientifica que mira a mejorar el nivel de la vida de la poblaciòn en general, obrando tanto como prevenciòn, tanto como ayuda para el cuerpo y la vida de todos los dìas.
 
El congreso tendrà luego en la Ciudad de Guatemala, cerca del Hotel Barcelò, Salòn Las Naciones, en los dìas 28 (desde las 14:00 hasta las 20:00) y 29 de Junio (desde las 8:00 hasta las 13:10).
 
Estaran presentes fisioterapistas, fisiatras, ortopédicos y doctores regionales y internacionales: hay en previsiòn numerosos interventos por parte de conferencistas acreditados en el mundo de la medicina.
 
Este evento ha sido organizado en colaboraciòn con la Asociaciòn Guatemalteca de Medicina Fisica y Rehabilitaciòn (imagen 1).
 
 
Imagen 1
 
 
Entre los argumentos, hay tambièn aquello de la nutriciòn como parte importante de la preparaciòn del deportivo: un entrenamiento adecuado, en efecto, incluye tambièn la combinaciòn de liquidos y de nutriciòn para un mejor rendimiento fisico.
 
Entre los conferencistas, hay la Dra. Sandra Jenner, Presidenta de la Asociación Guatemalteca de Medicina Física y Rehabilitación, quien expondrà temas inportantes en el campo de las innovaciònes en rehabilitaciòn fisica.
 
Rimec recuerda que estarà presente al congreso, y invita a todos los fisioterapistas y doctores a visionar el mobilizador Fisiotek 2000 N (imagen 2), que en los ultìmos años a recogido mucho intéres por parte de los profesionales de la rehabilitaciòn gracias a sus caracteristìcas:
 
- simplicidad en la programaciòn, botònes directos a las funciones programables;
- praticidad en el uso con el paciente;
- sistema Fisiotek de desplazamiento del telar (para miembro derecho y izquierdo);
- estructura duradera en el tiempo;
- no necesita manutenciòn;
 
 
Imagen 2
 
 
Para informaciones adicionales, consultaìs el folleto y el programa del Congreso:
 
 
 

 
 
 


giovedì 20 giugno 2013

The complete series of C.P.M. devices for passive rehabilitation of all the upper limbs


 Fisiotek HP2
your partner for passive rehabilitation of upper joints

Fisiotek HP2 has met, since its creation, good appreciations by the health care and health professional's world. For reasons that are connected to quality, Fisiotek HP2 has demonstrated, during years, an excellent reliability and precision in the final results.
A creation of Rimec, Fisiotek HP2 has been studied with the aim to cover a wide range of needs in passive rehabilitation, especially because it cover all the major upper joint as shoulderelbow and wrist (Picture 2).
Only one device for physical therapy: it has been designed in order to provide a complete solution for whom that treat different patologies (surgical's one or not surgical) for the upper limbs: this is only thanks to the wide choice of accessories that are available (as optional) for this device. 
Flexibility: it gives the possibility to operate both with patient in seated than in supine position. This is an excellent point of beginning, because it provide more confortable position for the patient. This possibility is enriched by the wheeled carriage, which allow to move the device everywhere.
Wide range of movement: being able to treat all the major upper joints, Fisiotek HP2 cover the complete physiological range through differents movements for each articulation (Picture 1):
Shoulder: elevation - adduction/abduction - rotation (internal/external)
Elbow: flexion/extension - pronation/supination
Wrist: deviation - flexion/extension

Picture 1

Customization: this CPM device boast the opportunity to treat differents patient, even if they don't have to follow the same rehab session. Thanks to the Memory Card system, Fisiotek HP2 offer data memorization of all the parameters set; for this reason, it's possible to have one card for each patient.
Precision and reliability: HP2 mobilizer offers excellent stability thanks to the weight.
It's precise, because it uses a pointer laser for the correct correspondence with the rotation centers of the joints, and extremely reliable over time, because it not requires periodical maintenance or checks.
Fisiotek HP2 is available for customers who have physiotherapy centers, rehab clinics, physical therapy structures, and for all the professionals in Rehab field who need a perfect combination between quality, durability and reliability.

Picture 2


Picture 3


Fisiotek LT
your partner for passive rehabilitation of the shoulder

The increasing number of installations of Fisiotek LT
shows an excellent usefulness for shoulder's rehab

Since its creation, Fisiotek LT has been thought to be a simple device for passive rehabilitation of the shoulder, as it as the recent technological breakthrough of surgical techniques require to recover the mobility briefly and easily.
Always more structures for rehabilitation and physiotherapy services require to have a CPM device for the shoulder able to work in every condition, in case of a young sportman or in case of an old patient who have to recover after an intervention of joint replacement.; in this cases, the device "come near the patient" accepting to work in all the scapular plans of the shoulder.
Following what is required by most of the standard rehab protocols for the shoulder, Fisiotek LT permit to have available all the complete range of movements, like elevationadduction/abduction, and internal/external rotation.

Which are the differences between LT and the others model on the market?

1) no limits of space for patient positioning: in addition to seated position, it's possible to treat in supine position which is preferable because it provides a more comfortable posture;
2) no pre-installed programs but simple setting of parameters and features: manual reset of the parameters for movement's changing;
3) greatest facility without give results up;
4) availability of all the most important movements required in a rehabilitation protocol of the shoulder, as the elevation, the adduction/abduction, the internal-external rotation;
Following recent statements, it's appeared that Fisiotek LT can provide excellents results both in the post-operative period after orthopeadic surgery, both for physiotherapy programs after joints injuries.
Fisiotek LT is also appreciated for domestic use; often patients dismissed from hospitals, are expected to follow a passive rehabilitation's program for maximum 3 weeks after the intervention.
In effect, boasting the possibility to work with batteries, Fisiotek LT is also appreciated for its versatility; it can be used also with a 12V battery, rechargeable in 1 hour, and able to work for 2 hours and 30 min. Alternatively, it can work with a current cable.


                        









FISIOTEK LT-P

FISIOTEK LT-P

Technical Chart


Technical features of  Fisiotek LT – P 
for wrist’s passive rehabilitation


Movements carried out:
· Flexion-extension range : 80° ÷  0  ÷  80°
· Ulnar-radial deviation range : 20° ÷  0° ÷ 30°

Programmable functions:
·   Speed
·   Range of movement: adjustment by electromechanical limit switch. 

Technical specifications:
· Input: 12V DC 50/60Hz  - 4.8W 
· Electric safety: Class II B  Standard EN 60601-1
· Electromagnetic compatibility: Group 1 Class B  Standard EN 60601-1-2
· Classification according to EEC Directive 93/42:  Class IIa
· Weight: 47 kg

External power supply:
·  Input: 100 ÷ 240 V AC - 50 ÷ 60 Hz.  400mA
·  Output: 12V DC   - 1.25A


The instrument is compliant with the applicable Basic Requirements for safety, Health and protection established by EEC Directive 93/42.

FISIOTEK LT-G

FISIOTEK LT-G

Technical Chart



Technical features of  Fisiotek LT – G 
for elbow’s passive rehabilitation
  

Movements carried out:
·  Flexion-extension range : 0° ÷ 150°
·  Pronation-supination range : 90° ÷  0° ÷ 90°

Programmable functions:
·    Speed (by external potentiometer)
·    Range of movement: adjustment by electromechanical limit switch. 

Technical specifications:
·  Input: 12V DC 50/60Hz  - 4.8W 
·  Electric safety: Class II B  Standard EN 60601-1
·  Electromagnetic compatibility: Group 1 Class B  Standard EN 60601-1-2
·  Classification according to EEC Directive 93/42:  Class IIa
·  Weight: 47 kg

External power supply:
·   Input: 100 ÷ 240 V AC - 50 ÷ 60 Hz.  400mA
·   Output: 12V DC   - 1.25A


The instrument is compliant with the applicable Basic Requirements for safety, Health and protection established by EEC Directive 93/42.

FISIOTEK LT

Fisiotek LT

Technical Chart


Technical features of  Fisiotek LT 
for shoulder’s passive rehabilitation


Movements carried out:
·  Elevation  in flexion range : 0° ÷ 180° with patient sitting,
·  Elevation  in flexion range : 0° ÷ 180° with patient lying,
·  Elevation in abduction : complete physiological  range with patient sitting,
·  Internal-external rotation range:  90° ÷ 0° ÷ 90° with patient sitting or lying.

Programmable features:
·    Speed (by the external potentiometer)
·    Range of movement: adjustment by electromechanical limit switch. 

Technical specifications:
·  Input: 12V DC 50/60Hz  - 4.8W 
·  Electric safety: Class II B  Standard EN 60601-1
·  Electromagnetic compatibility: Group 1 Class B  Standard EN 60601-1-2
·  Classification according to EEC Directive 93/42:  Class IIa
·  Weight: 20 Kg.

External power supply:
·   Input: 100 ÷ 240 V AC - 50 ÷ 60 Hz.  400mA
·   Output: 12V DC   - 1.25A


The instrument is compliant with the applicable Basic Requirements for safety, Health and protection established by EEC Directive 93/42.

FISIOTEK HP2

FISIOTEK HP2

Technical Chart



Technical features of Fisiotek HP2, 
the CPM for upper limb


Movements carried out on the shoulder:
·Elevation    5° ÷ 180°
·Adduction-abduction    35° ÷ 150°
·Internal-external rotation      90° ÷ 0° ÷ 90°

Movements carried out on the elbow (with appropriate accessories):
·Flexo-extension    0° ÷ 150°
·Prono-supination    90° ÷ 0° ÷ 90°

Movements carried out on the wrist (with appropriate accessories):
·Flexo-extension  80° ÷ 0° ÷ 80°
·Ulnar and radial deviation    20° ÷ 0° ÷ 30°

Programmable functions:
·  Speed in both directions:   min. 1°/sec.  max. 3.5°/sec.
·  Work time
·  Automatic increase of the breadth of movement on both limits
·  Pause in both limits of movement
·  Warm-up cycles

Technical specifications:
·Power supply:  85 ÷260 V ~   50 ÷ 60 Hz.
·Electric safety: Class 1 B  Standard EN 60601-1
·Electromagnetic compatibility: Group 1 Class B  Standard EN 60601-1-2
·Classification according to EEC Directive 93/42:  Class IIa
·Weight: 77 Kg.


The instrument is compliant with the applicable Basic Requirements for safety, Health and protection established by EEC Directive 93/42.