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Revolutionising the Field of Neurorehabilitation with Heaxel Icone

In the month of October, our team in Perth had the opportunity to showcase our upper limb neurorehabilitation robot, the Heaxel Icone

On top of exhibiting our unique range of products, the Aerobe team engages with partners through open discussions in order to gain in-depth insights and professional opinions. Through site visits, we provide our clients the opportunity to trial our systems on their patients and clients to see results and impact first-hand. 

The Heaxel Icone is revolutionising the field of neurorehabilitation by offering an immersive and motivating solution to upper limb rehabilitation. By tailoring interactive exercises for specific patients in a simplistic manner, the smart system keeps the rehabilitation intensive while keeping the user engaged. 

At Therapy Focus, we had the chance to speak to Kelvin Kong, Project Manager of New Technology and Robotics, and his team about Heaxel Icone’s software development blueprint. We deliberated the clinical research findings that contributed to the design and development of the Icone’s therapy programs and functions, as well as the system’s pathway for expansion and updates as more findings are presented. 

As the Heaxel Icone is designed according to the latest scientific evidence from neuroplasticity simulations, the technology and interface is one step ahead with great potential to create even more interactive and engaging games in time. The team at Therapy Focus was impressed by the technology’s ability to promote active motor planning and provided us with positive feedback on the efficient use of the device.

We were also hosted by Hayley Paterson and her team at Neuromoves: Perth from Spinal Cord Injuries Australia, where we contended the Icone’s adaptive interaction control with full-sensing capabilities and easy setup, allowing clinicians to adopt any therapeutic protocol involving elbow flexion-extension, shoulder protraction-retraction, internal-external rotation, flexion-extension and abduction-adduction. With stroke patients making up 30% percent of their patients, the Heaxel Icone serves as an easy-to-setup device that will cater to the needs of their most significant clients. During the visit, we provided the opportunity to demonstrate the simplicity of the device on one of Spinal Cord Injuries Australia’s clients, and the team also took turns trying Heaxel Icone’s fun and engaging games.  

Our presentation at Osborne Park Hospital was joined by their large team of physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Between the Aerobe and Osborne Park Hospital team, the potential use of the device in tele-health capabilities was discussed and how the system can help patients from the comforts of their home. As Heaxel Icone is the first all-in-one and plug-and-play medical system, it can support rehabilitation professionals in providing intensive treatments for outpatient neurological patients, even through Covid lockdowns!

It is always rewarding to network with enthusiastic professionals eager to make a change and improve the lives of the community. The reception for the Heaxel Icone has been tremendous and we are excited to see its implementation roll out across the western states!

 

If you and your team are interested in having the opportunity to try the Heaxel Icone or any of our other products hands-on, get in touch with the Aerobe team today.