The Interactive Metronome® (IM) is a therapeutic assessment and training program that improves attention, concentration, motor planning and sequencing. Improvements in those areas result in stronger motor control and coordination, enhanced balance and gait, and improved language and cognition.
How does IM work?
IM provides a structured, goal-oriented program that challenges the patient to synchronize a range of whole body exercises to a precise computer- generated beat with repetitive motor movements. IM’s game-like features engage the patient with auditory and visual guidance and provide real-time feedback while encouraging him/her to improve their scores.
What are the benefits?
- Working Memory – The ability to store information and ideas. Memory is essential for work recognition, comprehension of complex sentences and remembering instructions.
- Attention – The ability to focus on information tasks and ignore distractions.
- Processing – The rate at which the patient is able to accurately perceive and manipulate information.
- Sequencing – The placing of detailed information in its accustomed order, for example :days of the week, scheduling appointments or baking cookies.
- Motor Coordination – The combination of purposeful body movements working together, as in getting dressed, exercising or writing.
Who can benefit?
Patients with motor and sensory disorders, speech and language delays, learning deficits, and various cognitive and physical difficulties can benefit from IM.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Balance Disorders
- Limb Amputation
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
- Functional Decline
- Developmental Disorders
- Low Endurance and Stamina
- Cerebral palsy