Interview with Patrick Hauff, Product Manager, HASOMED GmbH
Rehabilitation for neurological and orthopedic disorders is often boring and tedious because it requires patients to repeat many strenuous exercises. This is where the RehaLab comes in. It supports the training of the upper extremities with brain stimulation and home equipment. REHACARE 2018 visitors can learn more about it by attending exhibitor presentations at CCD South.
Patrick Hauff at REHACARE 2018
In this REHACARE.com interview, Patrick Hauff talks about the RehaLab, explains how brain stimulation supports rehabilitation and reveals the innovations HASOMED will introduce at REHACARE 2018.
Mr. Hauff, what is the RehaLab concept by HASOMED?
Patrick Hauff: The RehaLab concept includes several devices for active and passive upper extremity training. We complement this with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to support stimulation processing in the brain and to further promote training effects.
What training equipment does the system include?
Hauff: REHACARE 2018 marks the first time we will present RehaLab. RehaLab includes RehaGlove, RehaDigit, tDCS and other systems. RehaGlove is a glove that promotes active movement – and is designed for use in hospitals, doctor’s offices and at home. RehaDigit targets passive finger movement and is intended to promote motor and sensory stimulation.
How does brain stimulation work?
Hauff: Transcranial direct current stimulation is a form of neurostimulation that uses low current to affect information processing in the brain. tDCS is non-invasive and barely noticeable. Neurocyte activity can either be promoted or inhibited. Improved and long-term effects can be achieved by combining it with motor and cognitive training.
The RehaDigit from HASOMED is part of the RehaLab. It trains finger movement.
Which patients are targeted with these exercises?
Hauff: RehaLab targets patients with neurological or orthopedic disorders. RehaLab is suited for all phases of rehabilitation.
What are the advantages you see compared to other rehabilitation methods?
Hauff: The innovative approach of the RehaLab is based on the combination of neuromodulation and motor training. This makes the rehabilitation process more effective and sustainable and benefits both the patient and the therapist. At the same time, costs, time and effort can also be reduced.
What can we expect from your workshop at REHACARE 2018?
Hauff: HASOMED presents innovations such as RehaGlove and neuromodulation concepts featuring devices that only we are able to offer. I highly recommend our workshop to anyone working in upper extremity rehabilitation to learn more about our systems and try them out.
Lectures from HASOMED GmbH at REHACARE 2018
"RehaLab – Smart Upper Extremity Therapy" (RehaLab – smarte Therapie für die obere Extremität)