With the REAlab software, the REAplan® system allows nursing staff to program and manage a session of exercises adapted to each patient, using an intuitive interface, or to follow the evolution of the latter during successive exercises.
This software also includes algorithms that define and control the interaction between the device and the patient. These algorithms allow to assist the patient according to his own deficiencies and motor performances.
Indeed, this assistance adapts according to the kinematic performances specifically measured during the completion of the exercises. Ultimately, the purpose of this interaction is to allow the patient to perform movements repeatedly.
These movements are oriented towards a goal which has a meaning for the patient, and this, according to different modes of operation adapted to the different stages of the motor recovery of the latter.
Indeed, the patient can be assisted by the device according to the following 3 modes:
- Active, corresponding to assistance that helps him to stay on a trajectory. In this mode, the patient does not receive any assistance to progress along it,
- Activo-passive, corresponding to an assistance which helps him to stay on a trajectory and to progress along the latter,
- Passive, corresponding to total assistance. In this mode, the device performs all of the movements, completely driving the patient member with it.
- To enhance motor recovery, the REAplan® technology also provides the patient with an audiovisual feedback on a large screen. This allows an equivalence of scale between the movement made by the patient and the visual feedback.
Product features and accessories
The REAplan® device consists of a distal effector allowing to work in real amplitude.
The system is also equipped with a large flat screen, allowing an audiovisual feedback to the patient, and with a computer for the nursing staff, in order to configure and supervise the operation of the device. Finally, the whole device can be easily lifted or lowered so as to be adapted to the morphology of the patients or to adapt it to be used by very young patients.
Various accessories, associated with the device, allow the latter to be accessible to all patients, according to the condition of each of them.
In order to ensure a rehabilitation session in full comfort, handpieces exist in different shapes and especially allow to keep the forearm in neutral positions.
The spherical shape is recommended for patients with spasticity in the pronator muscles of the forearm.
The cylindrical handpiece is used by patients who have no spasticity in the pronator muscles of the forearm.
Connected to the distal effector, it allows to support the arm of the patient during the execution of the exercises.
In order to maintain balance and stability of the arm during the session, this dissociable part of the forearm support may be used depending on the condition of the patient.
The glove can be used to support the patient’s hand on the handpiece when performing the exercises. It should be used for patients with weakness in the flexion of the fingers preventing them from actively holding the handpiece.
The restraining belt is strongly recommended to immobilize the trunk in order to limit the compensations at this level. It can be used with a wheelchair or a standard chair.
* Different sizes are available as an option for the shell and the glove in order to adapt them to the morphology of each patient.