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Lusio Rehab, a UK assistive technology developer, is showcasing its innovative wearable rehabilitation device designed to motivate patients to engage more with their physical therapy and rehab programmes at Arab Health 2022.

Patients undergoing a physical therapy programme for rehabilitation often find undertaking their physical therapy boring, according to Lusio Rehab. Adherence levels are often low, and the amount of physical therapy undertaken by the patient is self-reported when undertaking rehabilitation in the home or community setting or while not attended by their therapist as an in-patient.

LusioMATE is a wearable rehabilitation device that motivates patients to do more rehabilitation by combining movements with the playing of fun video games. Patients are able to do more meaningful and high-quality rehabilitation in the community.

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The device can also be used by therapists in clinic settings in conjunction with other rehabilitation equipment, which means that LusioMATE can seamlessly fit into a range of clinical settings and specialties, such as acute in-patient stroke rehabilitation, outpatient clinics and home/community-based rehabilitation.

Clinicians are able to access accurate, objective, real-time data allowing them to make informed clinical decisions regarding their patient’s movement goals, instead of relying on self-reporting measures, and they can adjust or create movement goals remotely.

LusioMATE also supports the implementation of a telerehabilitation programme to reduce the number of outpatient attendances. By helping patients undertake more physical movements and engage more with their rehabilitation programme, the goal is to encourage better outcomes, which can also impact future care costs.

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Jamie Borg, Head of UK Operations and European and Middle East Regional Manager at Lusio Rehab UK, said: “We are thrilled to be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at Arab Health 2022 to launch LusioMATE to the Middle East market.

“Our product has already successfully been adopted in the UK and Australia and we look forward to extending its benefits to more patients. Our technology is unique in that it enables the development of fine and gross motor skills, can be used almost anywhere on the body and even people who can only move a few millimeters can enjoy the games as much as someone with full movement.

“The goal is to provide a novel tech solution to motivate patients, while providing clinicians with valuable data to improve outcomes.”

LusioMATE was initially developed for children with cerebral palsy but has since been adopted to help patients of all ages with a range of conditions, including stroke, Parkinson’s, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, brain and spinal injuries, general MSK injuries, and more.

The technology provides an ecosystem of a wearable device, therapy gaming platform and a clinician dashboard for monitoring and prescribing remotely. It connects to all smartphones and tablets (Android and iOS), smart TVs and TV boxes, enabling patients to play games designed to stimulate, engage and create motivation for movement, and to help in the achievement of rehabilitation and all general physical therapy goals.

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Arab Health 2022 is taking place from 24-27 January 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Lusio Rehab UK is located in the UK Pa­vilion at the show.

Arab Health is a global healthcare event that presents an exceeding range of healthcare products and services from over 3,500 exhibitors from across the world. Exhibitors showcase a diverse range of products and services from multiple categories, including medical equipment, wellness and prevention, rehabilitation, and general health.

The show has a comprehensive conference programme for healthcare professionals to learn more about engaging subjects and is a chance for them to network and discover new assistive products.

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