Bimeo PRO 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 training task adaptation. Training is augmented with activity-of-daily-living type exercises, while specific tasks are designed for objective motor function assessment. Physicians can easily track progress of the patient and adjust training difficulty according to the patient’s needs. Training is therefore more effective and the rehabilitation process is shorter.
Therapy with Bimeo PRO offers wide variety of modes. Different therapy modes require different therapeutic attachments. With a help of a quick release mechanism attachments can be easily exchanged and a new therapy can be started simply by a few clicks in a seamless user interface.
Less affected arm assists or resists more affected arm movements. Supervised passive stretching of affected arm and evaluation of bimanual coordination and manipulation.
Therapy in gravity minimized position and exercise of activities of daily living. Assessment and evaluation of active arm range of motion.
Isolated arm joint mode
Isolated therapy of individual arm joints: shoulder (flexion/extension, internal rotation), elbow (flexion/extension), wrist (flexion/extension, pronation/supination, ulnar/radial deviation)
Unimanual mode with support
Therapy and exercise of activities of daily living with arm weight compensation on support surface and
assessment of active arm range of motion.
Bimanual mode with support
Less affected arm assists or resists more affected arm movements with both arms weight
compensated on support surface.
Isolated wrist therapy with support and assessment of active joint range of motion.
Exercises of the Bimeo PRO system are comprised of two groups. Aim of the first group of games 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 a physician or a therapist can objectively monitor progress of each patient.
In the second group of exercises a patient is challenged with more complex movements which imitate the movements of activities-of-daily-living. Several parameters and points scored during these exercises are also stored in the data base.
- 1 Evidence based rehabilitation
Bimeo rehabilitation concept has been validated in clinical studies. Its ergonomic design perfectly suits patients of various anthropometric characteristics and pathological conditions.
- 2 Wide variety of therapy modes
Bimeo is designed for bimanual and unimanual training therapy, with or without arm weight support in three-dimensional space, isometric training, isolated exercise of individual arm joints and assisted therapy with the therapist.
- 3 Ease of use
Bimeo application is simple and intuitive. The therapist adjusts the therapy mode and angle of motion for an individual patient with just a few clicks on a straightforward user interface. The settings are automatically stored and later retrieved when starting a new therapy session.
- 4 Reduced therapy costs
A single therapist can assist up to five patients exercising with Bimeo systems at the same time. The patient can benefit from the same therapy concept also at home after being discharged from the clinic.
- 5 Shortest setup time
Bimeo sensing modules are attached to a patient with easy-to-use Velcro straps in less than a minute and the whole setup and calibration process takes just a few minutes without disturbing the patient.
- 6 No risk of injury
Bimeo system consists of lightweight battery-powered sensing modules without mechanical actuators, thus completely eliminating risk of injury to the patient or therapist.
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 . To this date Bimeo has been tested and successfully used by patients with 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.