The Interactive Metronome is a therapeutic assessment and training program that improves attention, concentration, motor planning and sequencing. Improvements in those areas result in stronger motor control and coordination, enhanced balance and gait, and improved language and cognition.
IM provides a structured, goal-oriented program that challenges the patient to synchronize a range of whole body exercises to a precise computer-generated beat. The patient attempts to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive motor movements. IM’s game-like features engage the patient with auditory and visual guidance and provide real-time feedback while encouraging him/her to improve their scores.
IM integrates sight, sound and physical movements to improve:
The ability to focus on information, tasks and ignore distractions.
The ability to store information and ideas. Memory is essential for word recognition, comprehension of complex sentences and remembering instructions.
The rate at which the patient is able to accurately perceive and manipulate information.
The placing of detailed information in its accustomed order, for example: days of the week, scheduling appointments or baking cookies.
The combination of purposeful body movements working together as in getting dressed, exercising or writing.
Patients with motor and sensory disorders, speech and language delays, learning deficits, and various cognitive and physical difficulties can benefit from IM.
• Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
• Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Balance Disorders
• Limb Amputation
• Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
• Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
• Functional Decline
• Developmental Disorders
• Low Endurance and Stamina