by Vani Pradeep on  January 6, 2015 at 10:43 PM Medical Gadgets
Video Games Converted To Help With Exercising The Back: Valdeo
A novel therapy device designed to stick to the back of the spine creates news this week. The gadget continuously monitors the user's posture and can be used as a fun system as the creators call it. Possibility of pairing the device with compatible tablets gives it an edge over other existing devices similar to this one.

It has a joystick kind of character. Similar to controlling video games on the television screen or on a tablet, the user is fooled to perform explicit exercises and gets the user thinking that it is fun and games with the gadget.

The device is named Valdeo and is a new generation back pain therapy gadget. It has two sensors, 100 tape strips and 1 USB cable. It is technically compatible with iPad 3rd generation and higher, the iPad mini and iPhone 5 and higher. The sensors use state-of-the-art Bluetooth technology. The sensor also captures the users movements with a 3D gyroscope, a 3D magnetometer and a 3D accelerometer. Algorithms that are highly evolved are combined into one single sensor.

The device provides 17 unique movements. This is incorporated into 45 unique therapeutic exercises. These are designed to achieve certain therapeutic goals. Certified and proven methods have been transferred into Valdeo by therapists, doctors, movement scientists and engineers.

Valdeo aids better back health in the long-term and reduces back pain. It also gives better muscle control, spinal stability and improved awareness of movement. It helps people who wish to prevent a non-specific lower back pain (LBP); who need more responsibility of their own health and this comes with latest technology; it acts as a tool to enhance current therapy; this is also for those therapists who are in search of a new gadget to help improve their patients' compliance.

Source: Medindia

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