A pilot project, implemented during 2021, and participated by Teletone and Chile’s neuro-rehabilitation startup Trainface, allowed remote support with equipment and Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Technology ProgramFor some tele-rehabilitation procedures carried out in the three centers of the institution.
This 2022, thanks to the contributions of CCU and Kopek, this rehabilitation will reach all telethon centers in the country, expanding the range and number of remote treatments.
Chilean startup that provides a rehabilitation platform This allows people to access therapy remotely (for example, in their own homes).
so that they can train with electrostimulation the parts of their body that Loss of mobility due to injury to the central nervous system as well as increased strength and coordination of movements. In this way they manage to exercise the neuroplasticity of the brain.
Trainface co-founder Matias Hosiasson assures that “it is the real impact that innovation can generate. The support of large companies added in telethons and startups like ours allows Bring unique technology to the homes of children and youth across ChileAnd give them continuous rehabilitation every day.”
Techniques that improve recovery time
On the other hand, Dr. Jacqueline Dote, Deputy Director of Clinical Management at Teletone, comments that the incorporation of this technology “Allows to reduce the time and economic resources used in relocation to the rehabilitation centerThis, along with functional achievements, will undoubtedly favor the participation and social inclusion of users and their families.
This collaboration includes training so that professionals at Teleton Institutions can use the WalkFES equipment in treatments that require implementing a “balance and gait protocol”, which is specific to patients with cerebral palsy (CP) who have hemiparesis. GMFCS I or II, above 12 years and younger than 17 years.
The aim of the initiative, which had a private investment of USD 120,000, is also to achieve a sustainable strategy that will soon allow for each telethon center to have two patients, meeting the requirements required for this type of program. Huh.
“This project also improves the quality of life of patients, as they don’t have to go to school or stop going to school to get their treatment. I love that Telethon is always promoting innovation,” Marisol Bravo, manager of corporate affairs and sustainability at CCU.
In conclusion, COPEC’s head of marketing, Matias Vinay, clarified that “when we learned about this project we were not skeptical, because Moving from a physical process to a digital process, as in this case, is a huge challenge that takes time and dedication.Patients adapt well and the results prove it”.
In Chile 340 thousand people have been diagnosed with some form of neurological damage and since its inception in 2013 Trenfe has rehabilitated more than 3,000 users. In addition to being present with his technology in over 50 hospitals, clinics and telethons.