Restore upper limb sensitivity and motor skills with IVS3, a visual stimulation device
This brand new and totally innovative rehabilitation device called IVS3 (Intensive Visual Simulation 3) is dedicated to the care of stroke patients and those suffering from chronic pain (algodystrophy) or pain of the phantom limb. The IVS3 device generates visual illusions based on the movements of the healthy limb. The environment replaces the image of the paralyzed arm with a positive image of motion that is created from the valid arm. For paralyzed patients, it is indeed very difficult to relearn a movement with permanently negative feedback.
Through brain plasticity and re-establishing coherent link between what the patient wants to do and what he perceives, the flow of illusions promotes relearning and motor recovery. An algorithm based on artificial intelligence also offers an evolving process: the device learns to progressively recognize the most appropriate exercises according to individual deficiencies and progress. This equipment makes it possible to increase, diversify and personalize a patient’s rehabilitation therapy, from the time he enters the clinic until he returns home.
"With this machine, the healthy arm is filmed. As the screen completely covers the patient's field of vision, the visual illusion of the movement of the injured arm is multiplied. In this way, we can train upper limb functionality of patients who have suffered strokes or other neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease. "
Magali Bourges, Occupational Therapist Manager at Clinique Valmont