Proficio leverages brain neuroplasticity to help people who had suffered a stroke to regain upper-limb functionality. It is hoped that this device will soon be applicable to patients recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal-cord injury. The system encourages the user to explore and carry out range tasks in 3D freely.
VirtualRehab, is a product of physical rehabilitation in form of videogame. Developed by Virtualware, immerses the user in a 3D environment work for therapy sessions intuitive and fun way. It also allows the therapist to design sessions according to each patient, getting information about their evolution.
VirtualRehab is available in a version with cloud technology, as well as a stand-alone version, also has a wide variety of games suitable for working with Microsoft Kinect, providing a visual experience during the therapy. Also, the system has been developed based on a number of own and pending patents, including a complete API interface to explore the benefits of neuro-plasticity.
VirtualRehab and Proficio are products originally designed to work independently, however their combination gives to the user the possibility to touch, feel and experiement a new dimension in therapeutic games. It also shows the scores to motivate the users, and automatically saves the session data for tracking and monitoring each therapy.Proficio provides great 3D workspace and its implementation is very simple.
Proficio’s control library runs on Linux, and it is completely open source. You have direct access to everything from low-level motor torques in realtime to high-level motion and force control with C++ and Python bindings. You can use ROS to leverage a huge library of robot code from path planning to vision and beyond. Also, it’s possible to develop your own revolutionary force-enabled applications.
The applications of Proficio are numerous:
- Neurorehabilition research
- Haptically-enabled control
- Workspace scaling
- Force scaling
- Process engineering
- Human-machine interaction