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ADL Evolution: Smart PLAYBALL Redefines Functional Training for Activities of Daily Living!

Medically reviewed by Liron Shnitzer, OT — written by PLAYWORK.

In today's technologically advanced world, innovation continues to transform every aspect of our lives. One such innovation is the Smart Playball System, an intelligent training tool designed to enhance and improve motoric\physical, cognitive as well es mastering activities of daily living (ADLs).

Using advanced sensors and interactive features integrated in a 20cm soft rubber ball, the Smart PLAYBALL system recreates real-life scenarios, allowing users to practice and refine their skills. The PLAYBALL's shape, size and material make it a perfect tool to practice similar required mechanics to multiple activities of daily living. It helps in practicing the required movement in an isolated way (functional practice) and thus allows to perform the required ADL action.

This groundbreaking system offers numerous advantages that make it an invaluable asset for individuals seeking to enhance their skills and independence in everyday tasks.

  1. Realistic Simulations: The Smart Playball System provides realistic simulations of various ADLs, such as cleaning, dressing, and personal hygiene. This hands-on experience helps individuals become more proficient and confident in performing daily tasks, ultimately promoting independence and autonomy.

  2. Personalized Training Programs: With the Smart Playball System, users can customize their training programs to suit their specific needs and goals. The system collects data on the user's performance and adapts the difficulty level accordingly, ensuring a challenging yet achievable training experience. Personalized feedback is provided, highlighting areas of improvement and offering guidance for further skill development. This tailored approach ensures that users can focus on the specific ADLs they wish to master, making their training sessions more efficient and effective.

  3. Gamified Learning Experience: The Smart Playball System incorporates gamification elements into its training modules, transforming the learning process into an engaging and enjoyable experience. By turning ADL training into interactive games and challenges, the system motivates users to actively participate and persist in their practice. This gamified approach enhances concentration, memory retention, and problem-solving skills. Moreover, it fosters a positive mindset, making the training sessions more enjoyable and reducing the risk of monotony or boredom.

Use cases (referring to the videos below)

For examples, (a) a patient with Parkinson's can practice wearing slip-on shoes with the Smart Playball, which helps improve movement precision and enables easier shoe wearing.

(b) Similarly, a patient recovering from a stroke can use the Playball to train shoulder isometric contractions and external rotation, aiding in hair washing.In a same way, a patient with significant weakness in his hand can practice the ability to wash his hair through isolated practice for the required function. In this case, the movements that will be practiced will be performing an external rotation in the shoulder while performing isometric contraction.

The Smart Playball System revolutionizes the way we approach training for activities of daily living. With its realistic simulations, personalized programs, and gamified learning experience, it empowers individuals to improve their skills, boost their confidence, and regain independence in performing essential tasks. Embracing this innovative technology opens up a world of possibilities for individuals seeking to enhance their daily living abilities.

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