How to use VAST.Rehab on Mobile Devices?
VAST.Rehab is an innovative and comprehensive system for physical and cognitive rehabilitation that utilizes the latest technological advancements. It offers gamified therapy sessions that can be performed on various patient stations, including Mobile Devices running on Android or iOS. In this article, we will explore how therapists use VAST.Rehab on Mobile Devices and the features it offers for effective and enjoyable rehabilitation.
Most important features while using a Mobile Devices
Using Mobile Devices for gamified rehabilitation has several benefits. Firstly, it allows for a more convenient and accessible therapy experience that is easy to be taken home when the patient is ready for that. Secondly, it is often a more cost-effective option, as the system can be used on devices that patients or facilities may already own. Thirdly, Mobile Devices are often more user-friendly and less intimidating than specialized equipment, making it easier for patients to engage with the therapy.
Full Body Tracking
One of the major advantages of using Mobile Devices as a patient station is that they can be used for full body tracking. This is made possible by the built-in camera, which captures the patient's movements and translates them into data that can be used to track their progress. With full body tracking, therapists can get accurate measurements of metrics like range of motion, movement times, movement precision, and more.
Precise Hand and Fingers Tracking
In addition to full body tracking, Mobile Devices can also be used for precise hand and fingers tracking. This is especially useful for patients who require fine motor control rehabilitation. With VAST.Rehab, therapists can create custom exercises that are tailored to their patients' needs, including exercises that focus on specific parts of the body, such as the hands and fingers.
Optimized for Small Screens
One of the main concerns therapists have when using Mobile Devices for rehabilitation is the relatively small screen size. However, VAST.Rehab is optimized to allow patients to be very close to the screen, making it easier for them to see and interact with the virtual environment. This is achieved through a combination of custom graphics and user interface design, which ensures that the patient has a clear view of the virtual environment.
Physical and Cognitive Rehabilitation
VAST.Rehab is not just limited to physical rehabilitation. It can also be used for cognitive rehabilitation, which makes it a versatile tool for therapists. With a range of gamified tasks that are divided into categories like balance, functional movements, movement precision, movement times, divided attentions, problem solving, and memory, patients can work on both physical and cognitive skills simultaneously.
Standing and Seating Positions
Another advantage of using Mobile Devices for rehabilitation is that the system allows both standing and seating positions while exercising. This makes it easier for therapists to create custom exercises that are tailored to their patients' needs. Patients can choose the position that works best for them and work on exercises that are specifically designed for that position.
No Expensive Hardware Required
Finally, VAST.Rehab is an excellent option for facilities that want to start their rehabilitation journey without having to invest in any additional hardware. Most modern Mobile Devices already have the necessary hardware built-in, so therapists can start using the system right away. And if the facility needs to extend the number of patient stations they use, they can easily add more Mobile Devices as required.
Which gamified tasks and evaluations are available on Mobile patient station?
Using a mobile device for therapy session in VAST.Rehab can be a convenient option for both therapists and patients. With over 40 gamified tasks and over 30 different Control Modes available, therapists can build therapy sessions tailored to the specific needs of their patients. The gamified tasks are divided into categories such as range of motion, balance, functional movements, movement precision, movement times, divided attentions, problem solving, and memory. The system uses the built-in cameras on the mobile device to track body movements and generate metrics such as range of motion, movement times, and movement precision. Whether the patient is in a standing or seating position, the system is optimized to allow patients to be very close to the screen, which is important for Mobile Devices with smaller screens.
Sample Control Mode: Keep hands together and move them from left to right side and vice versa
One of the Control Modes available in VAST.Rehab requires patients to keep their hands together and move them from left to right side and vice versa. This Control Mode aims to improve patients' range of motion, as well as their movement precision and coordination. By keeping their hands together, patients also engage their core muscles and improve their balance. The movement from side to side helps patients develop their lateral movement, which can be particularly helpful in sports or daily activities. This is just one example of the over 30 Control Modes available in the system.
Sample Control Mode: Squats
The squats control mode in VAST.Rehab allows patients to perform squats as part of their rehabilitation program. This movement pattern can be parametrized to control the required range of motion needed to reach the targets set by the therapist. Squats are beneficial for improving lower body strength, balance, and coordination. The VAST.Rehab system provides real-time feedback and tracking of progress to help patients and therapists monitor improvement over time. This Control Mode is just one of over 30 available in VAST.Rehab, each with their own unique benefits and applications.
Sample Control Mode: Keep hands together and move them from up and down vice versa
This control mode involves keeping the hands together and performing up and down movements. It can be a useful exercise for targeting arm and shoulder muscles. The range of motion required to reach the targets can be adjusted by parametrization to suit the patient's abilities and rehabilitation goals. The VAST.Rehab system can provide real-time feedback and progress tracking to help patients monitor their performance and track their progress over time. This is just one example of the over 30 Control Modes available in the system.
Sample Control Mode: Upper limbs abduction
The upper limbs abduction control mode requires lifting both arms from the sides of the body up to a certain level. This movement pattern can be customized and parametrized to adjust the required range of motion to reach the targets set by the therapist. The VAST.Rehab system provides real-time feedback to patients to ensure they perform the movements correctly and effectively. This control mode is particularly useful for patients with upper limb injuries or disabilities, as it helps to improve range of motion, strength, and coordination. This Control Mode is just one of over 30 available in VAST.Rehab, each with their own unique benefits and applications.
Interested in detailed description of which gamified tasks and evaluations are available for Mobile patient stations? Please download the brochure below.
VAST.Rehab offers an extensive range of gamified tasks that can be customized to meet the unique needs of each patient. These tasks can be controlled using a variety of control modes, allowing therapists to select the most appropriate one for their patient's rehabilitation goals. Additionally, the system collects various metrics during each task to track patient progress over time. To learn more about the available tasks, control modes, parameters, and metrics that VAST.Rehab offers, please download our brochures below.
Pros and cons of using Mobile Device as your Patient Station
The Mobile Patient Station is a versatile tool that offers numerous benefits, including portability, accessibility, and user-friendliness. Patients can conveniently perform rehabilitation exercises with the device either at the facility or on their own Mobile Devices. However, the Mobile Patient Station also has limitations such as small screen size and potential for device performance issues. Despite its drawbacks, the Mobile Patient Station remains a valuable tool for therapists and patients seeking flexible and convenient rehabilitation solutions.
Mobile patient stations are highly portable, allowing for use in a variety of settings, including in-home rehabilitation.
Mobile patient stations can be used on a variety of Mobile Devices, making rehabilitation more accessible to a wider range of patients.
Mobile Devices can be less expensive than other types of patient stations, making them a cost-effective solution for some rehabilitation settings.
The smaller screen size of Mobile Devices may not be as effective for certain rehabilitation exercises or visualizations.
Using the system on old Mobile Devices can be problematic due to poor performance.
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ stands for "Frequently Asked Questions," and it refers to a list of commonly asked questions and their corresponding answers.
Is mobile Patient Station compatible with VAST.Rehab Therapist Panel?
Mobile Patient Station can be used with the Therapist Panel in the same way as all other patient stations.
Using the Therapist Panel with the mobile Patient Station allows therapists to monitor the progress of their patients and adjust the therapy parameters in real-time, providing a personalized experience that meets the individual needs of each patient. The live preview of the patient's results allows therapists to analyze the data in real-time, making necessary adjustments on the spot. This level of customization allows for a more targeted approach to rehabilitation and ensures that patients are getting the most out of their therapy sessions.
By using the mobile Patient Station with the Therapist Panel, patients can enjoy the benefits of virtual reality rehabilitation while receiving guidance and support from their therapist. If you're interested in learning more about how the Therapist Panel can be used with the mobile Patient Station, a detailed description can be found at how therapists use Therapist Panel.
What hardware is recommended?
To access all the features available on the Mobile Patient Station, it is recommended to use one of the following devices:
Apple iPad and Apple iPhone released after 2019
Android devices with Snapdragon 870 or stronger (e.g. Lenovo Yoga Tab 13, Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S7)
In conclusion, VAST.Rehab is a versatile and comprehensive system for rehabilitation that can be used on various patient stations, including Mobile Devices. With features like full body tracking, precise hand and fingers tracking, and optimized graphics, it offers a user-friendly and enjoyable rehabilitation experience for patients. And with the ability to work on both physical and cognitive skills, therapists can create custom exercises that are tailored to their patients' needs. Whether the facility wants to start their journey without additional hardware or extend the number of patient stations they use, VAST.Rehab on Mobile Devices is an excellent option for modern rehabilitation.