What is the AMADEO®?
The AMADEO® forms part of the Tyromotion range of technology-based therapeutic rehabilitation devices.
The device simulates the natural grasping motion and executes automated movement sequences. Depending on the degree of neurological damage, the patient can be treated passively or actively. The therapist can devise a therapy program suited for the individual patient.
The device also has a sensory stimulation function where vibration sense can be applied to the limb prior to performing active or passive movement to increase sensory awareness.
AMADEO® can be programmed to respond to movement or force control, allowing work on both range of movement and strength.
How does it work?
The hand is attached via magnets on each finger which attach to finger sliders. After assessing active range of motion, individual force for each finger, tone and spasticity, the therapist can create an individual therapy plan. The client can work as actively as possible and the AMADEO® will complete the movements that the client is unable to perform.
All functions are linked to a display on the screen which provides visual feedback for the patient and there are a number of games designed to motivate patients.
Who can benefit from using it?
Individuals with impaired hand function resulting from neurological injury such as stroke, head injury or spinal cord injury. The AMADEO® can be used at all stages of the rehabilitation journey.
What services do Hobbs offer?
The AMADEO® is available in Hobbs@Bristol as part of the intensive upper limb service.
The device forms part of the rehabilitation programme for upper limb weakness. It is usually used in conjunction with conventional upper limb Neurophysiotherapy rather than in isolation. It is often used in partnership with other Tyromotion devices – PABLO®, TYMO® and DIEGO®.
Please contact us at Hobbs Bristol via firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your individual requirements.