The IM provides a structured, goal-oriented training process that challenges the patient to precisely match a computer generated beat. Patients are instructed to synchronize various hand and foot exercises to a reference tone heard through headphones or speakers. The patient attempts to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive motor actions such as tapping his/her toes on a floor sensor mat or hand clapping while wearing the IM glove with the palm trigger.
A patented audio or audio/visual guidance system provides immediate feedback. The difference between the patient’s performance and the computer generated beat is measured in milliseconds. The computerized score indicates timing accuracy.
More than a decade of clinical research and case studies on IM demonstrates that gains in motor planning, rhythmicity, timing, and sequencing lead to improvements in:
- Attention and concentration
- Language processing
- Behavior (Aggression and Impulsivity)
- Fine / Gross motor skills
- Balance and Gait
- Strength and endurance