How it works
Homebalance is an interactive system for home-based therapy of balance disorders.
This therapeutic system is aimed for patients with balance and motor skill disorders. It is also useful in therapy of patients after orthopedic surgery. The system can likewise serve wheelchair users, who can exercise on the platform in a seated position.
Homebalance is suitable for use in therapy of patients of any age category, in healthcare facilities or at home.
As the system is intended to be used in home-based rehabilitation, it consists of low-cost, portable and lightweight components.
10,1” Tablet computer
with separate power supply
Tablet can be connected to external display/TV.
The example of a simple therapeutic scene where the patient has a task to move the displayed object by changing the position of his center of gravity.
The software is being developed in two variants:
- a) for medical facilities
- b) for home-based therapy
Portable stabilometric platform
with separate power supply
Size 53,2 x 31.6 x 5.3 cm
Weight 3.5 kg
Weight limit 150 kg
The therapy includes active repetitive game-like trainings. Standing on the stabilometric platform, the patient is instructed to move the displayed item by shifting their center of gravity. Tasks are also combined with cognitive training.
The therapy has a beneficial effect on stability, coordination, spatial orientation, length of reaction time, memory, attention, motivation for regular exercise and psychological well-being of the user.
The system can be used for effective home-based therapy, using “the virtual therapist” and for everyday objective evaluation of a current health status and progress of the patient. This data can also be collected and shared to the therapist to control the patient’s improvement. The system provides fast and simple objective diagnostics of balance disorders.
The system is available for patients and health care professionals since April 2016. Clinical studies are being realized in order to objectively quantificate the effect of interactive home-based rehabilitation. We are looking for partners among healthcare professionals and in the commercial sector to cooperate on further development of this device.
Ing. Jan Kašpar
Ing. Klára Lincová
Bc. Bohumír Ondrák
Mgr. Vít Caithaml
Who are we
The system for diagnostics and therapy of stability disorders is being developed by interdisciplinary research team at Spin-off company and research results commercialization center at the 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, branch office in Kladno, in the Czech Republic.
The project was implemented by financial support from the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation. Project title: Support for pre-seed activities outside the UK Prague. Project registration number: CZ.1.05/3.1.00/13.0284.