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Meditouch and HandTutor for movement impairments

Published September 2011

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What Were We Asked?

We were asked whether there was any evidence about the effectiveness of the ‘Meditouch’ rehabilitation systems. In particular, we were asked about the effectiveness of the HandTutorTM.

Key Findings:

The devices are said to work alongside specialist rehabilitation software to "allow patients with upper and/or lower extremity movement dysfunction to practice intensive virtual functional task training of single and multi joints".

There is some interest in the HandTutor™ device provided by Meditouch, with the NHS giving it some consideration. However there is limited evidence of its effectiveness and further research appears to be necessary.

This information is produced by PenCRU researchers and reviewed by external experts. The views expressed are those of PenCRU at the University of Exeter Medical School and do not represent the views of the Cerebra charity, or any other parties mentioned. We strongly recommend seeking medical advice before undertaking any treatments/therapies.