More exciting medical devices of 2021.

Following our post on September 15th, 2021, even more medical devices and advances are being made despite the surge of the delta variant in COVID-19 pandemic. These advances include shortened rehabilitation via video games, at home endoscopies, and 4Degra for implants. Keep reading for information on all these new technologies.

International teamwork to develop video game style rehabilitation

The advancement of virtual reality (VR) technology is making it possible for collaborators from the University of Strathclyde and the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), UK, and Europe to aid stroke, dystonia, and sport injury rehabilitation patients. This project, funded by the European Commission, this VR game created for rehabilitation is based on a level-based system that patients must complete to progress to the next level. This aids in improving upper body motor skills by improving wrist, arm, hand, and finger movement. Furthermore, this game can be adapted to each patients unique cognitive and physical impairments.

Loud1Design is heading the programme and a prototype controller for the game. Experts believe that “The outcome of this project will make the long recovery process more engaging while permitting the patient’s performance to be recorded accurately, allowing specific and measurable goals to accelerate rehabilitation time. We are all looking forward to the completion of the project, as it will provide a significant milestone for interactive technology in improving physical health and performance.” The collaboration between some many experts and fields means that such products will be even more inclusive and effective in their application. Saint James Hospital, Kinisiforo & NICOMED Rehabilitation Centre, and the Global Disability Innovation Hub are all providing patients and monitoring the progress of this technology, which will be tested shortly.