Interactive techniques: disorders of the musculoskeletal system
The use of interactive technologies for working with children with musculoskeletal disorders began long ago.
The first to professionally use interactive equipment in the physical rehabilitation of children and adults in European rehabilitation medical institutions was the Dutch manufacturer Nyoyn with its Nebula interactive wall. It differs from the projection technologies that are used by our company now. Instead of interactive projection, a panel with many ice lamps is installed on a regular wall. The outer shell is made of tempered glass. The computer processes information about where on the surface of the glass a touch occurs and produces a large moving image using lamps. And the change of the game took place by changing the physical cards in the box to read information from them.
The method of using such a wall has shown very good results in European institutions, and the idea began to transform and improve. This is how projection walls, floors and sandboxes appeared. Working with them does not require storing cards, and changing games can take place both using the remote control and automatically. There is also no need to install a 13 cm thick cover panel, and there is no glass surface that can be broken. The projection can be interactive just on your floor / wall. These differences do not affect the results of using interactive technology for the development and stimulation of children with musculoskeletal disorders, but they make the use of technology more practical.
The Briolight interactive floor can be used in rehabilitation and physiotherapy, as it allows individual and team therapy, play and complex learning activities. It has already been successfully integrated into rehabilitation programs for defectologists, psychologists and physiotherapists. It is one of the main tools for employees of the IRC, schools and kindergartens dealing with inclusive education. It can also be used simply to create a relaxed atmosphere in the same or any other institutions to stimulate the child to perform physical activity, prepare and tune in to a rehabilitation session.
Briolight Interactive Products can also be used to educate children with motor impairments, develop their motor skills, and learn social interaction through competitive play. Thus, specializing with other children, such a child can improve his physical condition by performing physical activity; learn; become a team member by competing in tests. This is all possible due to the detailed and precise settings that the teacher can set individually, or choose ready-made presets.
A good place for teamwork for a child with musculoskeletal disorders can be the interactive sandbox Briolight. In it, several children can simultaneously work on one goal. So, a teacher can give a task to a team of children “Build a place for a pig, a horse, a fish and a mountain goat”, and then follow how the children divide the animals, who will take what task, who will become the leader in the team, and much more. With an older group, the sandbox provides an opportunity to study the basics of geography, natural history, history, where the child will continuously develop fine motor skills.
Briolight equipment allows children to play various educational games without supervision, which also makes the work of teachers easier.
Briolight’s software provides a wide range of content to suit different user groups, and content can be customized or fixed difficulty levels, allowing players with different physical abilities to stay active and play with different effects. The software is designed to stimulate players with light, interactivity and sound, and the actions that users can get from it include the development of general and fine motor skills, cognitive processes, artistic cognition, etc. The equipment is easily adaptable to any conditions due to what is produced in Ukraine from start to finish. Therefore, the design can be selected individually in accordance with the needs of the customer.
Briolight products are already used today for corrective purposes with children with various disabilities, as well as for bringing people closer and strengthening social cohesion in schools, kindergartens and IRC.