How might the future of stroke rehabilitation look like?
Year 2027. Meet Jane, a 50 year old woman who recently suffered a stroke. After being discharged from the hospital, Jane is referred to a physical therapist to begin her rehabilitation journey.
During her initial assessments, Jane's therapist determines that she has significant weakness and impaired movement on her right side. The therapist begins treating Jane with a traditional rehabilitation program, which includes exercises to improve strength, range of motion, and balance.
Despite her hard work and dedication, Jane is not seeing the progress she had hoped for. She becomes frustrated and discouraged, and begins to lose motivation to continue with her therapy.
Just as Jane is about to give up, she is introduced to the SmartVNS rehabilitation system.
Unlike traditional rehabilitation methods, SmartVNS uses real-time motion tracking and non-invasive brain stimulation to enhance Jane's recovery.
Jane's therapist guides her through a series of exercises while wearing the SmartVNS system: motion sensor band and in-ear brain stimulator. As she moves her weakened right arm, the system delivers targeted brain stimulation, which helps to activate the neural pathways involved in movement.
Jane can continue her therapy even from home, while her therapist can adjust its parameters remotely. Jane is amazed by the results and is soon able to complete tasks that were previously difficult or impossible, and feels more confident and independent.
As Jane continues to use SmartVNS, she continues to make progress and eventually reaches her rehabilitation goals. Thanks to SmartVNS, Jane is able to regain her pre-stroke quality of life and live an active and fulfilling life.