The SilverFit Compact is used to provide exercises for the older person in the comfort of someone's own room. Clients can do functional exercises in their own time. The aim of intensifying the therapy is to reduce the time spent in bed during rehabilitation. It can also help the client to continue the exercises at home. The game-based exercises motivate clients and are intuitive. 

 

Use

The SilverFit Compact is a portable system with a built-in computer and 3D camera. The SilverFit Compact can be used in different ways. The client can do exercises in their own room independently or with family, in addition to therapy. If the client cannot come to the therapy room, the therapist can do exercises using the SilverFit Compact in the bedroom or at the home of the client. 

Progress

The therapist and client discuss which goals should be set for the treatment. Together they will determine which exercises are required to achieve that goal. These exercises are stored in a protocol, in which the frequency of the exercises is also agreed upon. The scores are saved whenever the client exercises. As such, progress to the ultimate treatment goal can be viewed at all times by the client, their family, and therapist. These exercises can always be altered in the protocol that has been set.

If the client starts doing exercises independently or accompanied by a caregiver, the exercises are offered sequentially. Prior to each exercise is a short video with instructions. During exercise, the SilverFit Compact provides verbal assistance for the exercises. After each exercise, the SilverFit Compact offers a short break, after which the next exercise starts. To prevent that exercises are forgotten, an alarm clock can be set that goes off at a predetermined time. The computer will start at that time, and the exercises can be commenced.

 For whom

  • Can be employed for a large number of clients; from people with balance issues who are unable to stand, to people who are able to walk with or without a tool.
  • The SilverFit Compact is applicable for the following: 
    • Post-stroke survivors
    • Total knee- and hip arthroplasty 
    • Fractures of lower and upper extremity
    • Amputations
    • COPD
    • Fragile older people
    • Neurological problems
    • Malaise

Where

  • Bedroom of client independent use or under supervision of family
  • Bedroom of client under supervision of therapist
  • At home 

Why

  • Faster results
  • Shorten duration hospitalisation
  • Multiple training moments in a day
  • The game element and the scores motivate clients which lead to greater therapy adherence
  • Strength training for arms, upper extremity, and legs; transfer training (ability to sit and stand); mobilising exercises for arms, legs, and upper extremity.

How

  • The therapist/supervisor can select the exercises in the protocol suited to the physical and cognitive abilities of the client
  • In order to offer a varied program, each day a different exercise protocol can be set
  • When a client is training independently, the alarm function reminds them to do their exercises
  • If the protocol is set, the client can perform the exercises independently or together with family
  • The therapist can also supervise the exercises when training in someone's bedroom or at home
  • No separate folders or papers with homework assignments
  • Therapist and client can review the results together and customise the exercises if necessary
  • The Compact can be used in small spaces. (The distance between the Compact and the person who exercises should be about 150 cm)

 

The SilverFit Compact provides the following exercises:

  • balance upper body
  • arm exercises
  • transfer training: sit to stand transfers
  • strength exercises for arms and legs
  • cognitive exercises
  • balance and gait exercises. These exercises require more space.  

 

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