nCounters is a Melbourne based Australian company that develops, designs and manufactures innovative electronic rehabilitation products.
Our latest products are the next generation in movement biofeedback:
Essential Angle Sensor -provides audio and visual feedback on joint movement
Essential Seating Unit -provides audio and visual feedback on seated weight shift and posture
Force Cane -provides audio and vibratory feedback on weight-bearing
Biofeedback 100A - currently being upgraded to the wireless Portable Limb Load Monitor_Touch - provides audio and visual feedback and analysis on weight bearing during gait
How we design for Biofeedback:
Studies have found that it is easier to influence users by addressing specific rather than general behaviours such as weight shift when walking or standing because each behaviour has its own reasons and constraints. Similarly effective feedback should be actionable, demonstrating a way to fill the gap between current and desired actions. Our designs give feedback to the user of specific behaviours and profile so the goal is kept constantly clear to the user and medical staff / therapist who can provide instructions for how to achieve the goal.
Features of the system:
Non-intrusiveness - The system does not disrupt the activity being monitored
Intuitiveness - The system promotes individual health monitoring and interaction by encouraging the correct user input without requiring a manual
Sustained involvement - The interface involves and rewards improvements to keep the user involved and motivated
Energy efficiency - Feedback system itself is energy efficient
Studies have shown that this form of biofeedback will assist patients to reach
their treatment goals in significantly less time.
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