Gloreha Sinfonia is a robotic device for hand rehabilitation. It is ideal for all the neuromotor recovery phases. Sensors, actuators, 3D animations, dynamic arm supports: a symphony of instruments combined for the good of patients. The core of Gloreha Sinfonia is a rehabilitation glove which supports finger motion, while detecting voluntary active motion. Each motor exercise is enriched by a multisensory stimulation and a simultaneous 3D animation on the screen to amplify the cortical stimulation.
Gloreha robotic glove detects each finger movement and, according to residual motor skills, partially/totally supports patient. A patient can use his/her healthy hand to replicate similar movements on the affected hand through Gloreha robotic glove.
Gloreha Sinfonia is a fantastic means to start functional recovery, because patient’s arm has no hindrance and can be moved freely; monolateral and bilateral task-oriented exercises are available; real objects can be used during therapy. Within Gloreha software, several settings are available. For instance: video previews, customizable vocal instructions, monitoring performance improvements, interactive games.
Gloreha is a workstation designed for patients who need upper limb rehabilitation. A comfortable and lightweight glove supports hand movements. Each combination of flexion and extension is possible: single finger sequence, fist, counting, pinches, wave and so on. Patients are totally involved during motor exercises, thanks to multisensory stimulation and 3D animation on the screen. According to patient’s condition,
Gloreha software offers a wide range of possibilities to customize therapy parameters like range of motion and speed. Gloreha can be used since the beginning of treatment, also if patient hasn’t any residual capacity to move the hand: both flexion and extension of the fingers can be totally performed by the glove. Gloreha is focused on supporting fingers’ joints mobilization and on encouraging neuroplasticity through 3D animation and audio-visual feedback.
Action Obsarvation Therapy
Scientific literature demonstrated how observation of a specific action activates the same cortical brain areas committed to that motor function, helping the planning of movements and the neuroplasticity. Gloreha software offers a two-step implementation for each exercise: at first patients can see a real hand doing a specific motor task on the screen. Then the robotic glove partially or totally supports the motor exercise in accordance with patient’s condition.
The aim of every rehabilitation program is the recovery of the Activities of Daily Living. Gloreha Sinfonia helps patients perform grasping, reaching, picking exercises and interacting with real objects. Gloreha has been developed to help the execution of the movements of the whole upper limb: Gloreha includes two dynamic supports that relieve the upper limb weight during the therapy. A C-shape table facilitates the access to the working area also for wheelchair patients. The therapist can set and plan a wide range of exercises with different levels of difficulty and complexity. Task oriented exercises can be customized depending on the condition of the patients: functional therapy can be active-assisted, passive or bilateral.
Dynamic Arm Support
A dynamic support, included in the device, compensates the upper limb weight, helping patients to make functional exercises that involve the whole upper limb. The arm is free to move in zero gravity and float in space. The compensation degree is adjusted according to the weight of the arm and of the patients’ residual skills, from 900 grams to 5 kilos. The dynamic support is lightweight and comfortable. It naturally supports patients’ movements in all directions. Gloreha workstation is equipped with two supports that allow complex functional exercises with both arms simultaneously.
Gloreha glove detects active movements. According to necessity it can support patients to complete finger flexion and extension. Performance indicators give immediate results on each performance. Gloreha Software proposes specific active-assisted exercises to train daily tasks with real objects. The device supports the effort of patients intervening only if and when necessary.
Gloreha Sinfonia is the unique device that allows bilateral therapy in which hemiplegic patients can exploit their healthy hand to generate, through the robotic glove, a similar movement on the affected hand. Bilateral therapy has been designed to facilitate functional exercises that involve both arms. Gloreha Sinfonia offers an immersive therapy, in which patients drive the motor treatment and interact with the surrounding environment, becoming protagonists of the treatment. Mirror neuromotor mechanism, 3D animation of both hands and bilateral functional tasks can increase patient involvement and stimulation of the cortical area.
Gloreha Sinfonia proposes interactive and challenging games that give the possibility to sharpen the movements of the fingers of the hand. In late phases of the rehabilitation process, the glove is not only a support for the movements, but also something similar to a joystick for playing and rehabilitating all at once. Gloreha software records patient’s performances. Improvements can be monitored session by session.