Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Actual examples from our testing sessions:
A)Mariel, a 10 year old girl with cerebral palsy is content when she plays with our system. She tries to sing along with the music and has been asking her teacher when will she play again with it. Her occupational therapist noted that the interface supports her reaction to stimuli, her following of instructions, and that it could support her motor skills improvement.B)Niko, 68, who had a stroke, uses the interface to “conduct” music. On his first session with the interface, he stretched his arm far more than he had ever done in therapy. His occupational therapist realized that the interface is not only a great motivational tool, but also it allows her to evaluate the evolution of users’ abilities.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
We have conducted qualitative studies in the form of research interviews, focus groups and participants observation. We have also evaluated our devices with 20 therapists (Physical, Occupational, Music Therapists and Special Education Needs experts), 2 rehabilitation centers and users with a variety of conditions.
Therapists found that the devices foster (a) the sensory integration of the users, (b) reaction to stimuli, (c) following of instructions, (d) memory and orientation training, (e) coordination of movement and (f) they provide movement motivation to the users. Our system is equipped to provide quantitative proof of these benefits through embedded data collection.
We expect that our devices will be used by 50.000 users with moderate to severe cases of Cerebral Palsy, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Stroke, Down syndrome, Spinal Cord Injury and Muscular Dystrophy within five years.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
Filisia systems are very versatile with a high potential of personalised rehabilitation processes. We will incentivise our clients to share creative uses of our system, via our website and testimonials. Therefore users will be able to co-create a wider range of interactions for different disabilities and severity levels. Our initial segment is in Europe and through international strategic partnerships with care centers, we aim to reach therapists and home-users in the U.S, Canada and Australia. We will further reach to our customers via inbound marketing, fairs, trades and specialized web pres