Bimeo Pro Arm Rehab System
About Bimeo Pro
Bimeo PRO is a sensor based rehabilitation device designed by Kinestica in Slovenia for post-stroke and other neurological patients. The patient is involved in a motivating virtual reality environment. Bimeo is designed to make therapy effective and motivating for patients and facilitating for therapists. Therapy with Bimeo goes one step beyond state-of-the-art methods in rehabilitation medicine. The patient is encouraged to use the more affected arm, supported by the movement of the less affected arm. The support is supervised and optimized through automatic therapy task adaptation. Therapy is augmented with activity-of-daily-living type exercises and cognitive tasks, while specific tasks are designed for objective motor function assessment. Physicians can easily track progress of the patient and adjust therapy difficulty according to the patient’s needs. Therapy is therefore more effective and the rehabilitation process shorter.
Therapy tasks of the Bimeo PRO system are comprised of two groups. The first group are assessment task. Aim of the first group is to encourage the patient to perform simple isolated movements as accurate as possible. Algorithms of the Bimeo PRO system accurately and objectively assess each patient’s movement. Assessment scores for each session are stored into a database. This way the physician or therapist can objectively monitor progress of each patient.
Bimeo PRO was primarily designed for post stroke and patients with neuromotoric disorders, but during initial clinical trials therapists have successfully threated many types of different pathologies. Bimeo has been tested and successfully used in following indications:
- Stroke – cerebrovascular accident (CVA),
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI),
- Spinal cord injury (SCI),
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),
- Multiple sclerosis (MS),
- General traumatic injury,
- and other.