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Gold Standard Physiotherapy KineLive Demonstration

Last week, the AEROBE Australia team was invited to illustrate the benefits of KineLive with sports & rehabilitation sessions for all physiotherapist members at Gold Standard Physiotherapy in Blacktown. From our demonstration, the EMG’s attached on one of the physiotherapists exhibited an imbalance in Justin’s left knee that resulted from a reconstruction of his left vastus lateralis. This was projected on the monitor from KineLive’s EMG intuitive software where any researcher or therapist can easily apply the gel-based electrodes on the subject to which data is instantly collated then visualised on any monitor. With this data, the KineLive system can seamlessly record sessions while providing audio and visual feedback to motivate clients or support physiotherapist to adjust the patient’s motor control.  

Learn more about KineLive’s unique features by reading more below or the EMG system’s technical specifications by clicking here.

KineLive for Physiotherapy

Electromyography has innovatively evolved over time to support researchers and clinicians to understand the health of muscles and motor neurons. This diagnostic procedure can assist physiotherapists in particular to assess muscle performance, patterns of movement or neuromuscular reflexes with EMG results of timing, magnitude of muscle capacity and more. Revamp traditional therapy practices by incorporating KineLive’s wireless EMG measurement units to encourage natural movements and comfortability for the subject during research or clinical assessments with gel-based electrodes instead of invasive methods of application (i.e needles). Integrated with KineLive software, users from any range of computational capabilities can instinctively become accustomed to selecting multiple feedback modes for each user-definable profiles, automate instant analysis, and print out trend effect documentation.

Want to incorporate EMG systems at your clinic? Discover more of our sports and rehabilitation solutions, or request quotations by contacting us here.

The Longest Day – Alzheimers Awareness Day with Aerobe fNIRS Solutions

Today marks the Longest Day, an event that marks the Summer solstice that encaptures family, friends, and patients with the goal to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through online or fundraising activities. To commemorate and raise awareness, we would like to discuss the importance of the Longest day and how our solutions can be beneficial in advancing Alzheimer’s research and clinical treatment of symptoms (Alzheimer’s Association, 2021). At Aerobe, we provide advanced MR imaging, fNIRS, neurodiagnostic, neurostimulation solutions, and more to benefit both research and clinical application into the development of diseases such as dementia, Alzheimers, autism, ADHD, dyslexia, mild cognitive impairment, and more.

The Longest Day  x Alzheimers Awareness

 

Every year on June 20th, the Alzheimers association celebrates the summer solstice because as the longest day of the year it symbolizes the challenging journey of people living with the disease and their caregivers (Avitur, 2015). On this day, fundraising activities are conducted to raise funds to support the Alzheimer’s Association research, treatment, and education seminars to encourage awareness. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative brain disease that develops subtle symptoms for patients with failures in memory, it has been reported that 60-80% of dementia cases worldwide are AD (Yu et al., 2020). Discover how our innovative real-time brain imaging solutions can help benefit the treatment of AD symptoms or recognise changes in cognitive state at clinics and research facilities.

Our NIRSIT System

Obelab’s NIRSIT System, in particular, is an innovative wireless brain imaging technology applied by researchers and clinicians of neuroscience to understand the development of diseases through the analysis of the prefrontal cortex. The portable hardware system applies infrared light with a Broadmann channel distribution to provide real-time brain activation data while the patient undertakes emotional and mental activities. For example, the N-back test assesses the brain’s hemodynamics while the patient undertakes a test on memory. As an alternative to MRI, this brain imaging analysis tool matches the resolution of MRI while processing data that is user-friendly and simple to apply into neurology, psychiatry, education, and basic research.

Although there is no current cure for AD, it is evident from clinical research that the early administration of medication therapies or daily training can diminish the progression of the disease while improving AD patient’s quality of life (ibid). The application of fNIRS technology is the ideal solution for Alzheimers research and clinical application. Its application provides real-time maps (with temporal and spatial resolution) of cortical activation to non-invasively measure the cortical hemodynamic as oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin changes (Lancia, Mammarella, Bianco & Quaresima, 2017).

Key Features & Technical Specifications:

  • Real-time analysis of the hemodynamic response
  • Non-invasive and wireless module solution
  • A high spatial resolution of over 200 channels
  • 4mm by 4mm (DOT) image reconstruction to match MRI resolution
  • High temporal resolution of 8 Hz
  • NIRSIT offers mobile application software, PC software, and analysis tool for:
    • Monitoring Mode – transient graph and 3D brain mapping
    • Task Mode – N-Back, Arithmetic, Stroop, etc
    • Diffuse Optical Tomography (DOT)
    • Photogrammetry – localisation of channels in MNI space
    • Motion Artifact Removal – enabled by embedded motion sensor

Aerobe distributes an fNIRS series by OBELAB including; the NIRSIT, NIRSIT Lite, and NIRSIT Lite for Kids, learn more details about AEROBE’s NIRSIT series by clicking here.

About OBELAB

Established in 2013, OBELAB Inc. has maintained its presence with a global footprint of customers and research partners in Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East, Africa, and Oceania. Moreover, 36 hospitals, 56 labs, and 24 companies apply Obelab’s fNIRS solutions and Brain health services. The company shares the vision to establish itself as the leading brain big data company by providing affordable and convenient solutions for research and clinical markets. Moreover, to take the lead in consumerisation of brian monitoring while contributing to uncovering human brain functioning for better living.

References:

  • Alzheimer’s Association. (2021). Help Fight Alzheimer’s on The Longest Day. Retrieved 9 June 2021, from https://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=14244&pg=entry
  • Avitzur, O. (2015). Fighting the Darkness of Alzheimer’s on The Longest Day. Retrieved 9 June 2021, from https://www.brainandlife.org/articles/the-alzheimers-association-has-designated-june-21-as-a-day/
  • Lancia S., Mammarella S., Bianco D., Quaresima V. (2018) Is Wireless Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) 3D Neuroimaging Feasible to Map Human Navigation in the Real-World?. In: Fogliaroni P., Ballatore A., Clementini E. (eds) Proceedings of Workshops and Posters at the 13th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2017). COSIT 2017. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63946-8_16 
  • Yu, J. W., Lim, S. H., Kim, B., Kim, E., Kim, K., Park, S. K., … & Choi, J. W. (2020). Prefrontal functional connectivity analysis of cognitive decline for early diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment: a functional near-infrared spectroscopy study. Biomedical Optics Express, 11(4), 1725-1741. 

Industry Insights & EMG Review with MediStrength

Yesterday, we marked a successful demo review and exchanged integral industry insights into the clinical applications of EMG systems within exercise physiology practices between MediStrength Director Urs Schaller and the Australia AEROBE team. Designed for beyond kinesiological and neurological research, the KineLive wireless EMG systems provide the competitive advantage to guarantee a return of investment for exercise physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and specialised sports clinics. Enhance training programs with the integration of visual and audio biofeedback to yield better results with longer-lasting improvements. Learn more about the KineLive EMG system’s unique features and technical specifications by clicking here.

Streamline Consultations & Adapt Training Sessions with the EMG system

The KineLive EMG system redefines credibility and one-to-one consultations while adapting your clinic within the physiotherapy & healthcare industry. Revamped as a wireless and portable biofeedback system, the Kinelive promotes natural movements during sessions with non-invasive measurement units to be easily applied in a matter of seconds. Incorporated with state-of-the-art software, record sessions seamlessly while readjusting muscle imbalances with the suggestions from your training specialist. Otherwise, clients can personally adjust motor control accordingly with the support of visual and audio feedback. The EMG’s gel-based electrodes are programmed with the kine measurement system (KMS) hardware designed for collating high-quality EMG data with accurate timing while requiring low power for long ranges (of up to 10 meters) in a modular structure.

Streamline consultations or training sessions with the EMG system software that provides personalised user-definable profiles, multiple feedback modes, and requires minimal training for easy integration into your clinic. Moreover, every session supplies trend effect documentation and analysis reports to track your client’s progress aligned with their personal goals.

Want to incorporate EMG systems at your clinic? Discover more of our sports and rehabilitation solutions, or request quotations by contacting us here.

National CME & TMS training workshop

The 5Th National CME and 2nd Hands-on-Training workshop is one of its kind in India delivering hands-on training in administration of rTMS Therapy. This year we welcome practitioners and researchers from across the country and world-wide to enlighten using the field of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.

This workshop creates a diverse platform for novel and keen individuals as well as
renowned national and international experts to collaborate together to further their knowledge.

Thus, this program not only sets up a platform to acquire skills evaluating TMS from
both clinical and research perspectives, but also sets an opportunity for networking.

The didactic sessions in program tend to cover series of topic relevant to running a
TMS clinical service or rTMS based research project, including:

  • Introducing Neuromodulation: Beginning of Interventional Psychiatry
  • Neurophysiology of rTMS: Recent Updates
  • Clinical Applications of rTMS
  • Personalisation and Optimisation of TMS through Neuronavigation
  • COVID 19 Pandemic and Neuromodulation: What Future Beholds
  • TMS: From Books to Bed

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