Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability of childhood, and children with CP often experience decreased physical activity, motor skills, and functional mobility. Nearly 15-20% of physically disabled children are affected by Cerebral Palsy. In India, the estimated number of children suffering with this disorder is 74 million and the rate at which, its growing is around 3/1000 live births.
While physical therapy and adaptive equipment are the primary treatment protocol for cerebral palsy, an individual may also require drug therapy and surgical interventions. Physical therapy uses functional training, manual therapy, assistive technologies, and electrotherapeutic modalities. While stem cell therapy has opened up new horizons in the treatment of cerebral palsy, the high expense involved makes it unaffordable to the masses, at large.
To address the existing treatment challenges, Transpact Enterprises, a group company of Octaware Technologies, in association with The Industrial Research and Consultancy Centre, IIT Bombay, has devised an award-winning front runner product (amongst the top 100 upcoming technologies in India), to stimulate the human vestibular system. Vestibulator is a compact and innovative therapeutic healthcare device, which is useful for vestibular, neuro-developmental and sensory integration therapy. It is the only dosimeter, ergonomically designed, automated, co-patented by Indian Institute of Technology & Transpact Enterprises Private Limited. It is a therapeutic device, which performs the necessary vestibular stimulation, required for treatment of cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, sensory-neural hearing impairment, traumatic brain injuries, vertigo and various other vestibular dysfunctions.
Vestibulator provides efficient treatment and multiple time more effective than current discreet methods. Vestibular therapy stimulation can be given with smooth increase in rate, velocity and angle. It provides 42 postures and motions matrices. It is designed to manage accurately the number of cycles, amplitude as prescribed by the therapist. The integrated software enhances disease monitoring, as it is based on latest blockchain technology. The cloud-based data storage of personalized records will make it easy to access & monitor the treatment records across distances. It saves upon the cost of treatment, out-of-pocket expenditures and time. It will also make physiotherapeutic healthcare delivery fairer by lowering the cost and increasing access, thereby making therapeutic treatment available and affordable to rural parts of our country. It shall bridge the existing gap between the number of therapists & affected population in our country by enabling the therapist to serve more number of patients. Generation of physiotherapeutic E-data will be milestone to future research due to this device, which will be a great help in curing of these diseases, from the root.