The patient’s task is to steer the ball with her/his body movements. Balancing the body of the patient affects both the speed and direction of the ball rolling. If the ball falls out of the prepared track, after a while it returns to the track, and the patient continues to exercise from the same place.
The module is used to practice balance, tilting torso and maintain a balance in all directions. Depending on the design of the track may require the patient to maintain a stable position, or to adjust dynamically to the curves.
The module does not impose specific requirements in relation to the patient. It can also be used in patients with very severe disabilities. With an intuitive sliders in the panel can set the parameters so that the ball can react to the slightest movements of the torso. The module is also dedicated to patients in wheelchairs.
The purpose of this exercise is to drive the ball through the generated track. When the ball falls, it returns to the track and exercise continues from the point of decline. Balancing the body in the front and rear axis affects the speed of rolling and the movements of the torso in the right and left axis affects the direction. Range of movements required can be parameterized. The track has a limited and fixed length. During the exercise system tracks the time patient needs to finish the track. The patient drives the track many times and tries to get the shortest time possible. The module also develops the ability to predict the situation on the track and the ability of making decisions about braking and acceleration.
The therapist can parameterize the difficulty of the track. It can be generated as a random track with ease or hard curves, or as a way sine of a given period and amplitude. The therapist can determine also the sensitivity and range of motion of the body, in which the patient should work as well as the maximal speed of the ball.
The system collects information about the accuracy, activity, deviations from the optimal tilt in the front / rear axis, and the deviations from the optimal tilt in the left / right axis.
The "Sight" visible on the screen shows the current setting values for the patient. Placing a cross with a circle is possible when the patient leans accurately to the angles given by the therapist. In that position, the maximum speed is achieved.
This is a modern approach to rehabilitation, which is fun for the patient. This form of a session, from the psychological point of view, brings many positive aspects, which result in stronger effects - desired in terms of improving the functioning of the people undergoing the rehabilitation. Find more Kinect Rehabilitation