Our novel digital therapies are fully immersive worlds that offer patients scientifically rigorous and emotionally engaging experiences to enhance their neurorehabilitation.

MindPod Dolphin for stroke upper-limb

Research indicates that people with neurological injuries and diseases benefit from greatly increased doses and intensities of behavioural intervention. A highly engaging animated gaming experience – based on evidence and prescribed protocols – MindPod Dolphin is designed to promote the recovery of motor skill and cognitive function. It comes with an anti-gravity vest that de-weights the arm and trains fine-motor control of the upper-limb by encouraging continuous exploration of its immersive oceanic environment.

In a recent trial of acute stroke patients, MindPod Dolphin’s immersive approach led to similar changes in the Fugl-Meyer Upper Extremity and ARAT measures compared to a dose-matched control intervention focused on high-intensity and high-movement quality therapy. Outcomes for both MindPod and the control intervention were superior to standard of care therapy with respect to the ARAT, but not the Fugl-Meyer. A larger trial, funded by the New Zealand Government, is about to begin in Auckland, targeting patients as early as one week after stroke.

MindPod Dolphin for Alzheimer’s, Ageing & neurodegenerative conditions

With research indicating that exercise, particularly complex sports, is an effective way of engaging and training cognitive function through movement, MindPod Dolphin is ideally suited as an intervention for neurological diseases requiring the training of residual cognitive function. A location-based trial in an assisted-living facility for patients at risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia was just completed with positive results. The US Department of Defence has also funded a trial to use MindPod Dolphin to prevent the onset of dementia in war veterans with TBI.

MindPod Dolphin for Alzheimer’s, Ageing & neurodegenerative conditions

With research indicating that exercise, particularly complex sports, is an effective way of engaging and training cognitive function through movement, MindPod Dolphin is ideally suited as an intervention for neurological diseases requiring the training of residual cognitive function. A location-based trial in an assisted-living facility for patients at risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia was just completed with positive results. The US Department of Defence has also funded a trial to use MindPod Dolphin to prevent the onset of dementia in war veterans with TBI.

Intento PRO for stroke upper extremity training

Ideally used in conjunction with MindPod Dolphin and MindMotion™ GO, Intento PRO is a novel way of attempting to train upper-limb movements in the presence of muscle synergies. It offers people suffering from Hemiparesis following a stroke the ability to use their non-paretic upper-limb to deliver functional electrical stimulation during voluntary movement. A recent study demonstrated its effectiveness in providing high-intensity upper-limb training to help counter abnormal muscle synergies and a larger multi-centre study is currently underway.

TOAP Run for Parkinson’s Disease

People with Parkinson’s Disease make smaller and slower movements than normal, causing them issues with dressing and many other activities. LSVT BIG is a neurorehabilitation therapy protocol, which has been shown to encourage patients to produce bigger motions. We developed TOAP Run, a serious video-game to support this insight and deliver LSVT BIG therapy. In a preliminary trial, the game was shown to reduce the incidence of falls in the majority of patients and a larger subsequent trial is currently underway.

TOAP Run for Parkinson’s Disease

People with Parkinson’s Disease make smaller and slower movements than normal, causing them issues with dressing and many other activities. LSVT BIG is a neurorehabilitation therapy protocol, which has been shown to encourage patients to produce bigger motions. We developed TOAP Run, a serious video-game to support this insight and deliver LSVT BIG therapy. In a preliminary trial, the game was shown to reduce the incidence of falls in the majority of patients and a larger subsequent trial is currently underway.