Innovative Technologies

Patient recovering using Alter-G technology

We use technologies and therapies to assist with stroke rehabilitation.

 

Innovative Technologies

  • Expand Alter-G panel

    The Anti-Gravity Treadmill, or Alter-G, helps patients regain mobility, develop strength and fitness, and increase their range of motion and natural movement — all while minimizing stress on injuries. The Alter-G uses differential air pressure technology to provide an environment of weightlessness for mobility and ambulation training.

    Patient walking on the Alter-G treadmill

    Indications

    • Aerobic conditioning
    • Gait training with neurological patients
    • Strength conditioning
    • Rehab post injury/surgery of lower extremity
    • Balance training
    More information about Alter-G »
  • Expand Vision Technology: BITS panel

    The Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS®) is a tool that evaluates and improves abilities in individuals with disabilities that resulted from traumatic injuries and movement disorders. It also improves performance in competitive athletes.

    Rehab Hospital staff member working with patient using Bioness Integrated Therapy System

    BITS is a multi-disciplinary therapy solution designed to motivate patients and improve clinician efficiency. BITS’ interactive touchscreen and diverse program options challenge patients to improve performance through the use of visual motor activities, visual and auditory processing, cognitive skills and endurance training.

    Standardized assessments and progress reports make documenting outcomes quick and easy. Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS) is a hardware and software platform using touch-screen technology that allows for patient interaction with different software programs. It is designed to evaluate, treat and improve abilities for a wide range of patients with disabilities and injuries.

    More information about Vision Technology: BITS »
  • Expand Music Glove panel

    The Music Glove is designed to encourage high number of repetitions of meaningful gripping movements through an engaging, music-based game.

    Staff member working with a patient using Music Glove technology

    Exercise with Music Glove is clinically proven to:

    • Improve hand function in two weeks
    • Lead to functional gains such as opening a door, washing dishes, typing and using the restroom independently
    • Motivate safe, high-intensity movements that initiate neuroplasticity in the brain

    How it Works

    The Music Glove is a sensorized glove that promotes recovery of hand function after injury. Users must make specific grips in time with songs. The correct grip and timing are shown by scrolling notes on a screen. The Music Glove also records the percentage of notes that were “hit,” the total number of grips performed, and the total time played for each song.

    Indications

    Improvement of motor recovery in hand and hand function caused by impairments from:

    • Stroke
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Neurologic and muscular injury
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Developmental disability
    More information about Music Glove »