MUSCAT: The Armed Forces Hospital has acquired new devices that further assist in physical therapy rehab.

Called the ArmTutor and HandTutor (Rehab), the devices are on display at the ongoing Maritime Medical Conference at Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz Carlton Hotel.

The machines are designed to regulate blood flow and work on nerves in patients with hemiparesis, fractures, head injuries, cerebral palsy etc.

Designed like a wearable arm brace, they come with a dedicated physical therapy rehabilitation software. The ArmTutor allows the patient to perform controlled physical therapy exercise at a customised level with real time accurate feedback on the patient’s performance. The exercises are designed in the form of challenging games and are suitable for a wide variety of neurological and orthopaedic injury and disease.

The HandTutor allows for isolated and a combination of finger/s and wrist treatment.

Speaking about the machines, Najat al Busaidy, head of occupational therapy at the Armed Forces Hospital said, “Continuous development and use of technology in medical sphere is the need of the day, and we are pleased to have these machines for patients in Oman.”

SOURCE: Muscat Daily