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The concept of interactive rehabilitation device for children under the age of three

Keywords: Biomechanics , Rehabilitation , Kinesiotherapy , Modelling , Strength analysis

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Purpose: This article presents the concept of an interactive rehabilitation equipment designed for children under 3 years of age with dysfunction of the lower limbs. Through the use of interactive play-boards and games not only will the children learn faster, but the whole process of rehabilitation will be really fun. Furthermore, the device can be connected to a computer or a special synoptic screen mounted on a special rack. Thanks to an interactive combination of the function of movement rehabilitation with mental stimulation of a child it will be possible to support the development of cognitive functions, cause-effect thinking, stimulation of the senses and to improve coordination and spatial orientation of the young patient.Design/methodology/approach: The novelty of the station is combination of the traditional cycle-therapy with the Glenn Doman improvement method, or with music therapy, depending on the degree of disability of a child. Findings: Combination of the traditional cycle-therapy with music therapy or Glenn Doman’s method in rehabilitation of small patients will help to maximize the children’s activity and their involvement, which at this stage of development is possible only by giving rehabilitation exercises an attractive form of plays and games.Research limitations/implications: FMEA is a very important method which should be employed in companies fPractical implications: The researches from the broadly understood biomechanics that are carried out shall lead to a construction of a rehabilitation device designed for children under the age of three. The proposed device should be very effective in the rehabilitation process, even for the youngest children, and due to its relatively simple modular construction and the possibility of cooperation with many plays and games, it should also be a market success by contributing to the effective rehabilitation of the considerable population of children who require such rehabilitation.Originality/value: The device being developed will include all the most important factors that may affect the physical structure of children and their psyche, which can directly affect the improvement of their health


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