Beechfield launches sensor-based therapy device through exclusive distribution partnership
Beechfield Healthcare recently launched the Bimeo from Kinestica at the Irish Heart Foundation’s Stroke Conference in Croke Park, Dublin, on the 5th of April 2019. The healthcare equipment supplier is the exclusive distributor of the Bimeo Pro throughout Ireland.
The Bimeo is an upper-body rehab device designed to replace traditional stroke therapy methods. It uses virtual reality gaming and is designed to encourage patients to continue with vital daily exercises by making the rehabilitation exercises entertaining, challenging and fun.
Regular exercise can boost stroke survivors’ chances of regaining full arm and hand use and the Bimeo uses rehabilitation activities that are closely oriented to situations from daily life. These exercises are synchronised with the device through sensors, which capture objective data to provide the clinician with insight into the patient’s progress. The progress is monitored and the treatment can be adjusted to maximise individual benefit and speed up recovery.
This multi-functional device also allows therapists to prescribe a wide variety of therapy options, including bimanual and unimanual mode; isolated arm joint mode; unimanual and bimanual mode with support and support sphere mode.
The various therapy modes require different therapeutic attachments which are quickly changed via the quick release mechanism and a few clicks of the user interface.
Speaking at the launch, James Gargan, Commercial Director for Beechfield Healthcare, commented: “We are delighted to launch the Bimeo in Ireland here at the Nation Stroke Conference in Croke Park. The enthusiastic response we’ve received from clinicians has been tremendous.
“The lack of upper body therapy solutions has been a reoccurring subject for quite some. When we saw Bimeo in action, we knew it would be a fantastic addition to our rehabilitation offering.”
The Bimeo helps both the patient and the therapist, as a single therapist can simultaneously assist multiple patients exercising with the Bimeo.
Kinestica designs innovative products that aim to motivate neurological rehabilitation through virtual reality. Its products strive to enable better therapy outcomes in less time and with fewer resources.
Beechfield Healthcare is a supplier of healthcare equipment throughout Ireland. It supplies a wide variety of products such as daily living aids, rollators, walking frames, wheelchairs, mobility scooters and rehabilitation equipment.