Introduction: After experiencing a stroke, Glen was searching for alternative therapy options after he ran out of resources with his outpatient rehabilitation. He learned about the NEOFECT Smart Glove from his doctors and therapists. The Smart Glove resonated with Glen because as an at-home stroke rehabilitation device, it reinforces exercises and habits that stimulate Neuroplasticity. Glen currently uses the Smart Glove for E-Stim to conduct wrist flexion/extension exercises.
Where did you engage in rehabilitation and how long did it take?
I did inpatient rehabilitation for 12 weeks. When I came home I did home care and then outpatient stroke rehabilitation. I was doing outpatient stroke therapy until a few months ago when we ran out of resources. I am now just doing rehabilitation on my own. My wife Jane and I joined a gym for so I can use the machines there.
Why did you decide to look for additional tools for at-home rehabilitation? Were there other devices that you purchased or considered?
My therapist and I were searching for alternative stroke physical therapy exercises that I can do at home. We did not consider or purchase any other devices prior to the Smart Glove. Before the Smart Glove, I was doing the home exercise program my therapist gave me.
Where did you research rehabilitation solutions?
We relied on our doctors and therapists for information on stroke rehabilitation products.
When and how did you first find out about NEOFECT Smart Glove?
My therapist found the Smart Glove by searching online in hopes to find an alternative home therapy program for me.
Why did you choose Smart Glove over the alternatives? What were the critical factors when you chose the product?
We chose the Smart Glove because it stimulates Neuroplasticity to heal the brain and also that I can use this stroke rehabilitation device at home.
How easy do you feel that it was to obtain the product? How was the onboarding process?
My wife Jane was nervous about getting involved with the Smart Glove because she is not good with computers, but speaking to the NEOFECT Occupational Therapist, Rachel was very helpful and helped clear up anything that was confusing. Jane said that having an in-person onboarding session would have made it a bit better but she found the onboarding session to be helpful.
How long have you been using the NEOFECT Smart Glove? What functional changes have you noticed since you started using the Smart Glove?
I do not have much active movement is my left upper extremity and am utilizing the Smart Glove with e-stim. I am noticing that my tone is breaking up a bit and I feel as if my wrist is getting a little stronger.
Are you aware of the opportunity for follow up with one of our clinicians? If you haven’t followed up, what would keep someone from participation in a follow up video visit?
We were not aware of this although we might do one soon. Any time we have ever had any issues or problems we have reached out and we were able to get the help needed.
What advice would you give to someone that’s thinking about coming on board with the NEOFECT Smart Rehabilitation system?
We would tell people to be prepared because it can be a slow process and be patient because it is worth it! Be prepared for the repetition and to do it every day.
As of now I only have a limited amount of games that I can play because I do not have much active movement in my hand and I’m using the E-stim for wrist flexion/extension exercises.