ValedoMotion Sensor System is a low back pain treatment product from Hocoma, a leader in rehabilitation therapy solutions for movement disorders. Valedo Motion Sensor System uses Movea’s MotionPod, a wireless miniaturised Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), enables a new breed of rehabilitation applications featuring a form of Functional Movement Therapy (FMT) that is both fun and interactive. Research shows that many back problems can be improved by FMT, but patient compliance has typically been a problem. Hocoma’s ValedoMotion solves this problem by making low back training entertaining and motivational.

Low Back Pain Therapy System with Motion Sensing Body Area NetworkMovea’s MotionPod is a 9 Degrees-of-Freedom, Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that incorporates a 3-axis accelerometer, a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis magnetometer in fully integrated package complete with software and wireless interface. Up to five MotionPods can be fitted to key parts of the body to form a Body Area Network (BAN) that enables detailed full body motion to be captured in real time with dynamic accuracy of one degree. More sensors are possible in the network, if required, by lowering the sampling rate from 200 Hz. These IMUs provide highly accurate movement information that is relayed via a 2.4GHz wireless link to a MotionController central receiver unit, which plugs into a computer via a USB port. It is designed to clip onto a bracelet or strap for easy attachment to the body.

The ValedoMotion is a medical back training device, which improves the patient’s compliance and motivation by specific real time Augmented Feedback based on trunk movements. It transfers trunk movements from two wireless sensors into a motivating game like environment and guides the patient through exercises specifically designed for low back pain therapy. To facilitate challenging and efficient training, the exercises can be adjusted according to the patient’s specific needs.