RAPAEL Smart Board for an upper limb rehabilitation training
RAPAEL Smart Board is a medical device that is accessible to any patient experiencing limitation to functional movements due to
damage in their shoulder or elbow joints to improve the functional arm reaching ability.
There are two purposes of the games available with RAPAEL Smart Board: enhancing the active joint movement range
and control ability. With RAPAEL Smart Board, patients can carry out interesting and sustainable rehabilitation through various training games. There are various training contents designed for the improvement of active joint movement range and control
ability. Also, RAPAEL Smart Board automatically adjusts the game difficulty in accordance with the users current status,
which allows personalized training.
Evaluation and Results
When performing rehabilitation, an objective evaluation is as important as the training itself. RAPAEL Smart Board offers a data-based evaluation program, based on brain science, rehabilitation science, and clinical research. With the periodic use of Smart Boards evaluation program, the user can get the information on recovery, through an accurate evaluation of the current status of the patient.
There are three objectives for the evaluation and results : free exploration, point-to-point reaching, and shape drawing.
Individual Evaluation Results Table
When the evaluation is complete, the result screen shows the tracking data and quantitative evaluation indices in terms of each of the three tasks. Each evaluation shows the standard score of 100-point scale, and the standard score is calculated from each subsection score.
The free exploration result shows the area proportion, reached distance, and time taken scores; the point-to-point reaching result shows the reaching error, reaching time, and smoothness scores; and the shape drawing result shows the trace similarity, circular completeness, and time taken scores. Each evaluation result can be used to establish a training plan by analyzing the lacking factors of the patients exercise.
Through the periodic and regular evaluation, the medical staff and the patient can check the progress and improvement of the motor abilities followed by the training visualized in graphs.