The New Norm: Robots in Rehab!
Robots are no stranger to the world of medicine; from biomedical robots to surgical robots and rehabilitation robots, new, innovative technologies continue to advance the healthcare industry. More recent advancements in robotics have been associated with the field of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation robots are designed to assist people with disabilities to regain function and improve patients quality of life.
The frequency and duration in which a patient is involved with therapy is a key factors in determining their recovery. Research has shown that the more therapy a patient receives, the faster they achieve clinical outcomes and see improved functional mobility. This seems like an easy equation, more therapy equals better outcomes, but the problem preventing this from happening is the limited availability of time from the therapist’s perspective. In the past, the challenge for rehab professionals was the question of how to provide patients with quality care at a frequency that is needed to achieve better outcomes, without having therapists treat patients 24/7... cue rehabilitation robots! The implementation of robots within a rehab protocol helps therapists increase their productivity while helping patients receive the increased therapy frequency that they need, resulting in improved outcomes.
There are many different types of rehabilitation robots that have evolved over the years, some large, some small, some designed to be used in the clinic, and others at home. Robots are becoming a staple in many healthcare facilities, and clinicians should be educated on the history of robotics, the advancements made, and the robotic options available to them and their patients.
This December, an event dedicated to technology in rehab will be held in Austin, TX. Clinicians will learn about technological advancements in the rehab space and will have the opportunity to demo different robots. The event will include discussions on the history of robotics, the importance of robots in rehab, their application, and the implementation of virtual reality with robotics and therapy.
If you are interested in learning more about the world of rehabilitation robotics, while enjoying free food and free CEU’s, visit Tech in Rehab Tickets, Thu, Dec 8, 2022, at 5:30 PM | Eventbrite to book your spot today!