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Motion Capture for Assessments and Physical Therapy
Engage in the assigned body motion shown on your screen.
We have dedicated efforts to provide a technology that engages different senses, for efficient assessment; similar to Simon Says, but unique on its own way and adaptable to different patient populations. Our Motion Capture software doesn’t rely on sensors or handheld wearables. It is a space to express one’s self through motion. Motion is captured and translated to valid data for assessment that is trackable over time. How do we perform over time? Now the question could be answered through an expressive enriching tool.
Effects of Music on the Brain
When the body becomes a musical instrument, magic happens on the brain and cognitive functions.
Music is intuitive and applicable across cultural boundaries. Using that powerful tool, we now can foster positive growth and clinical improvement in individuals using music as a vehicle for achieving patient-centered goals. It has been scientifically proven through dedicated research that music has a powerful effect on the brain. Now, imagine having an accessible on-demand tool that allows for repeatable results to occur and a better understanding of how music can empower your care receiver.
Schools and Educational Institutions
Boston Public School
Students appeared motivated by the novel technology and demonstrated decreased levels of distress as evidenced by calmer bodies, more intentional movements, and decreased crying behaviors. Students also appeared motivated by the use of the different modes as evidenced by increased attention and increased range of motion. During the virtual instrument mode, students were able to develop cause and effect skills, which helped them to develop a sense of self and their relationship with the world.
St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children
In this paper, we present the Helping Friends™ 1.0 toolset which enables subject matter experts to integrate their targeted programs and protocols for specific patient populations into a 2D motion capture tool that is markerless, capturing the individuals’ movements and tracking their performance over time. Through its auditory feedback system, this technology aims to address further gaps in the current motion capture technology for health care market, including a lack of patient-centered experiences, lack of reward-based experiences upon completing assigned programs/exercises, and data collection for continuous patient monitoring.
Achieving Cohesiveness in Healthcare with Music, Motion, Technology, and Accountability: Novel Approaches for Musical Therapy in the Digital Health Era
Imen Maaroufi Clark, Chief Strategy Officer, Point Motion
May 8, 2019