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ableX Offers Suite of Computer-Based Games to Enhance Stroke Recovery

The ableX system features therapy games and a handheld controller, built to accelerate rehabilitation of the arms and hands following stroke. According to the company of the same name, the technology can be set up on a computer and is intended to help stroke survivors transition from acute care to self-care at home. Users who are able to recognize simple shapes on a TV or computer screen and can sit while supported may benefit from using ableX, the company’s website says.

The site notes that the ableX software and control devices are built to work together, providing high intensity task-based rehabilitation for stroke-affected arms and hands. The therapy games are designed to be fun and easy to play on any Windows computer and are built to provide progressive recovery for an injured brain. The ableX system aims to stimulate neural plasticity and encourage long-term recovery habits, the site adds.

While no Internet connection is required, the ableX Pro requires a desktop or laptop computer with the Windows 7 operating system or better. The ableX is engineered to allow users to include arm and hand recovery as part of their daily routine, allowing for up to 1,000 repetitions per session.

Additionally, the ableX Pathway service for health professionals is intended to provide users prescription support and tailored training routines based upon routine observation and patient goals.

For more information, visit www.im-able.com

Source: ableX