The combination of minimizing system components with a set of motors that operate each finger individually, the option of daily homecare, and an affordable target price for home use devices can turn Rehabit-tec into the default device for upper limb rehabilitation.
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen. Within minutes brain cells begin to die.
There are two main causes of stroke: a blocked artery (an ischemic stroke) or the leaking or bursting of a blood vessel (a haemorrhagic stroke).
Both of these can cause severe neurological damage such as speech disorders, limb paralysis, walking difficulties, and in severe cases – death.
In the United States some 800,000 people are injured from strokes each year, and a major portion of them remain paralyzed and require significant rehabilitation.
These patients are added to stroke patients from previous years.
Treatment is expensive. Altogether it costs the United States some $34 billion annually to treat stroke victims.
UNITED STATES STATS
1.5 million Americans annually sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), with 230,000 survivors requiring rehabilitation
TBI, also known as Intracranial Injury, occurs when an external force injures the brain. TBI can be classified based on severity, mechanism (closed or penetrating head injury), or other features (e.g., occurring in a specific location or over a widespread area). Head injury is a broader category that may involve damage to other structures such as the scalp and skull. TBI can result in physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral symptoms, and outcome can range from complete recovery to permanent disability or death.
Causes include falls, vehicle collisions, and violence. Brain trauma occurs as a consequence of a sudden acceleration or deceleration within the cranium or by a complex combination of both movement and sudden impact. In addition to the damage caused at the moment of injury, a variety of events following the injury may result in further injury. These processes include alterations in cerebral blood flow and the pressure within the skull. Some of the imaging techniques used for diagnosis include computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs).
disease (PD) (TBI)
UNITED STATES STATS
Nearly one million will be living with Parkinson's disease (PD) in the U.SA. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD each year
Parkinson's Disease (PD), also referred to as simply Parkinson's, is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. As the disease worsens, non-motor symptoms become more common. The symptoms usually emerge slowly. Early in the disease, the most obvious symptoms are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking.
Thinking and behavioral problems may also occur. Dementia becomes common in the advanced stages of the disease. Depression and anxiety are also common, occurring in more than a third of people with PD. Other symptoms include sensory, sleep, and emotional problems. The main motor symptoms are collectively called "parkinsonism" or "parkinsonian syndrome".