Revolutions in rehabilitation ⋅ Inserm, From science to health

With the Dextrain Manipulandum, the result of his work at the Institut de psychiatrie et neurosciences in Paris, Påvel Lindberg and his colleagues enrich the rehabilitation of fine motor skills: hitherto purely functional, it is now equipped with a quantitative measure to assess and exercise the five key components of the skill. In addition, the latest advances in neurology and neuroimaging allow you to get the most out of it brain plasticity patients.

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Stroke is the leading cause of physical disability in Europe and affects more than 140,000 people in France each year. “It is caused by an occlusion or bleeding of the vessels in the brainremembers Isabelle Loubinoux *, head of the Idream team at the joint neuroimaging center in Toulouse (Tonic). Immediately after the accident, in the acute phase, it is necessary to act as quickly as possible to limit the extent of the injury.. Time is brainsays the finger! Thanks to public awareness, the deployment of Samu and accelerated hospital care, between 10 and 15% of affected patients benefit from thrombolysis, a technique that dissolves a blood clot, or thrombectomy, for remove it.

But the acute phase lasts only 6 to 24 hours in some patients. The lesion then stabilizes, first in the subacute phase, then in the chronic phase from 6 months. By then, half of patients suffer from long-term fine motor disorders: they can no longer button a shirt or manipulate an object, for example. ” 20% of these people are under 65 years oldpoints out Påvel Lindberg **. And everyone wants an active life! If there is rehabilitation of the upper limbs, specific solutions for fine finger control are lacking. This is where Dextrain Manipulandum, winner of the Innovation handicap Sofmer 2021 competition, comes in