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Cortivision Software Update and Photon Cap C20 – Light Version

Introducing Cortivision’s New Functions

We are excited to announce new CortiView version 1.9.3 which among many new features includes Signal Quality monitoring. The Signal Quality Index is based on Scalp Coupling Index algorithm. Each channel has it’s own quality classification (low, medium or high) based on the thresholds defined in CortiView Settings. This allows you to check the quality of the signal coming from a specific channel at any time, which is indicated on the main screen by the color of the marker (☑) next to the specific channel:

☑🟥 red means low signal quality (you should check this optode),

☑🟨 yellow means medium signal quality,

☑🟩 green means high signal quality.

The default values should be sufficient for most cases but it’s easy to adjust.
Make sure you are using our latest version of software to be able to fully benefit from your fNIRS device. You can download the newest version of Cortiview here.

Photon Cap C20 – Light version

 

Photon Cap’s Light version has an optode bundle with 4 emitters and 2 detectors. However, the system is designed to make it as easy as possible to use the full capabilities of the spectroscope, so the Light’s optode bundle can be connected to a standard Cap C20 amplifier. That means that owners of Photon Cap can easily expand capabilities and target research goals in a more precise and comfortable way by purchasing just the Light version of opotde bundle.

We would also like to confirm that we are officially withdrawing the Photon Band from the market as we belive to have introduced a successor that allows more flexible use and can be easily connected with the rest of our devices.

Main features:

  • 4 emitters & 2 detectors (max. 8 channels)
  •  easy connection with the standard Photon Cap amplifier
  • slim size perfect for complex coregistration montages
  •  weights only 40 grams (on the head)
  •  flexible montage opportunities

Cortivision Spotlight 

Spotlight is our tailor-made fNIRS and VR connection service. Virtual reality offers almost unlimited possibilities for  conducting research experiments in a fully controlled environment. Our system is created mainly for biofeedback practice enabling effective and engaging cognitive training based on near-infrared spectroscopy. However we can safely say that sky is the limit here and this service can be adjusted to the specific research needs.

This is important to point out that Spotlight is not a standard off-the-shelf solution. The implementation process is more complex and based primarily on customer needs. It also depends on customer resources and competencies that can be covered to some extent by our team. In order to guarantee a high quality service we collaborate with experienced VR developers only. We are also an official HTC Partner distributing VIVE products.

Check out the Spotlight video here.

Get in touch with our team at Aerobe to book a demo or find out more about Cortivision here.

Force Rendering and Haptic Feedback with Heaxel Icone at Neuromoves Penrith

We were invited down to NeuroMoves at Penrith, NSW this week to showcase the Heaxel – Icone for upper-limb rehabilitation.

We received a very warm welcome from the Penrith team who were quick to apply Icone’s concept of force rendering and haptic feedback to the everyday applications of their clientele with stroke-impacted impairments. On top of this, we discussed the value of the Icone’s clinical evaluation feature which provides a detailed report of the user’s progress in thirteen relative indexes for functional movement of the upper limb.

The team’s experience and expertise in the area certainly provided many insightful opinions from the user’s perspective. We are looking forward to seeing some of their clients try out the system at their Penrith and Clyde sites.

NeuroMoves is an innovative, holistic, evidence-based exercise and therapy service for people living with a neurological condition or physical disability. Their vision is to improve a person’s quality of life through maximising their mobility, function and independence, as well as understanding the unique aspects of each person’s condition.

To find out more about their specialised exercise therapy programmes, visit: https://lnkd.in/dt5ACxC

Assessment of Euleria’s Back in Action with Top 200 ATP Tennis Player Nick Lindahl

We recently caught up with Nick Lindahl and put him through a battery of seven tests assessing balance, strength, agility, and speed on the Euleria Back in Action module.

The Back in Action was created with the aim of evaluating return-to-sport in a simple, fast, and objective way after the reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). It is designed to help coaches like Nick get their players back onto the court quickly and safely after injury, by integrating wearable units and interactive software to reliably and accurately assess their progress and provide a suitable rehabilitation pathway.

Nick is a former top 200 ranked ATP tennis player who has spent many years on the professional men’s circuit competing against some of the best players in the world. His career highlights such as making the Australian Open Junior boys singles final, winning the Australian Open wildcard playoff in 2010 against Bernard Tomic, and has collected many wins against the top 50 players in the world.

Nick now focuses his efforts on developing up-and-coming players from the junior level to those playing on the ATP tour. He is passionate about helping players develop their game and navigating the challenges of the sport at the elite level.

If you are interested in learning more about Euleria’s product range or want to get a demo for your clinic, get in touch with us today!

Purposeful Rehabilition with Euleria Riablo at MediStrength

On 24th January, the Aerobe team in Sydney had the wonderful opportunity to visit MediStrength again for an insightful session to showcase Euleria Riablo’s immersive wearable IMUs for purposeful rehabilitation.

Riablo is an innovative medical device designed by Euleria to support physiotherapists in their everyday work with patients. It consists of wearable sensors and a stabilometric platform that transmits data via bluetooth to a software that provides a biofeedback through a screen.

During the demonstration, we had the opportunity to show the practical applications of how Euleria Riablo can enhance range of motion, balance, mobility, etc, when we were joined by one of MediStrength’s patients, Soon. Soon was excited to use Euleria Riablo and play training games and take functional assessments of strength, range of motion, balance, and fall risk prediction.

The Euleria range of interactive IMU’s include Riablo for purposeful rehabilitation, Kari for telehealth, and Back in Action for the objective assessment of return to sport for athletes.

Kari is a simple medical device composed of a sensor and a dedicated app that guides the patient through a personalised rehabilitation program. The app is designed to work on all mobile devices: like smartphones and tablets, without any limitations; all you need is an internet connection and a bluetooth.

Back in Action is a device designed in collaboration with the University of Innsbruck to establish the return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL) while reducing the risk of re-injury. Back in Action allows you to better evaluate and assess performance of the lower limbs through balance, strength, agility and speed testing so that training is objective and repeatable.

The Aerobe team is grateful for opportunities and partnerships, such as with MediStrength, to be able to discuss how our products can help patients better and the future of assisted technology in treating patients.

Thanks to Urs Schaller from MediStrength for hosting us!

If you are interested in learning more about Euleria’s product range or want to get a demo for your clinic, get in touch with us today!

Gait-Retraining with Nordic NeuroSTIM INCEDO at Concentric Rehab Midlands

We were invited back to Concentric Rehabilitation at Midlands, WA in December for a trial of the INCEDO walking rehabilitation device by Nordic NeuroSTIM.

INCEDO is a portable reflex-based electrical therapy device that stimulates the patient’s own physiological withdrawal reflex through electrical stimulation. It sustainably improves walking speed and augments conventional gait training methods for hemiparetic patients.

An electrical stimulus to the sole of the foot is synchronised with each step which evokes a reflex as the patient relieves the foot, thus assisting in lifting and performing the step. The step-synchronised electrical stimulation of the reflex arc during gait training promotes faster re-learning of natural walking and helps users achieve a higher walking speed. Unlike drop-foot stimulators, the INCEDO promotes neuroplasticity through stimulation of both the afferent and efferent pathways to promote independence and faster automation of walking.

In this video, we compare the differences of stimulation ON and stimulation OFF in the user who is eight to nine months into gait-retraining. Enhanced synergistic flexion of the ankle, knee and hip is observed when the INCEDO device is switched on. In addition, the user expressed his confidence in the device, which subsequently allowed him to ambulate outdoors while dual-tasking (counting backward from 100 in decrements of 3) without falling.

Thank you to Godfrey Asimwe and team at Concentric Midlands for being excellent hosts as always! Your expertise and knowledge in the field are crucial to the neuro-physiotherapy space and your important work help take your patients forward in their rehabilitation journey.

Learn more about how INCEDO can help your patients better with walk-training here.