venerdì 13 settembre 2013

Fisiotek 3000: passive rehabilitation... with active patient!

The role of the patient in the
rehabilitation session
With the last version of Fisiotek 3000 CPM devices from Rimec, the Mobile Programming Keyboard has come as an new accessory wich can be provided along with the new models, improving the effectiveness and the added value for the patient.
In fact, this keyaboard has not only been thought for the control of the movement, but especially for the participation of the patient durting the rehabilitatin session.
How he can participate?
First of all, the reader have to know that the admittance of the patient to an active participation during the session, have to be allowed by the physiotherapist, which evaluate and then permit the patient to take part in it, admitting him to follow the rehabilitation treatment.

What can do the patient?

In case the patient is involved in the treatment, the mobile programinbg keyboard permit him to:

- control the movement: the START & STOP buttons permit to arrest and restart it.

- adjust the parameters: the keyboard permit to choose the different features
                                                    of the  menù, and adjust them.

As result, the adjustement of the parameters results easy and intuitive, thanks to the new prolog (the logic programming), now renewed with graphic symbols in place of languages.

In the pictures, an example of the new prolog.
The features on the display are the Limits to automatic flexion increase (1) and
the Limit to automatic extension increase (2), expressed and explained
with a leg bent ( in the first case) and stretched (in the second case).
Placing responsabilities on the patient, means to give him the possibility to choose on his health, in particular on his physical recovery: this isn't a simple choice to take and for this reason the physiotherapist have to judge and evaluate the patient's condition, with the aim to make him aware or not.
Symbols cover also an important part for the patient because they're self-explanatory and user-friendly. This means that they're very simple to understand and in particular that they can ameliorate the feeling of the patient versus the device, which sometimes can be compromised due to fears and lack of confidence.


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