What is EDNA?
Elements by Dynamic Neural Arts (EDNA) is a tablet touchscreen device Ability Partners send to your home that allows you to complete intense, engaging therapy on your terms.
Our specialist Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists use this cutting edge technology to rehabilitate your upper limb function.
How does EDNA work?
EDNA is therapy made interactive. The game-like software tasks, tangible and graspable tools, and augmented feedback improve your motor function and cognitive skills.
Tasks can be modified depending on the level of disability.
In clinical trials, EDNA has been shown to be improve upper-limb and cognitive function more than standard therapies, even over short periods of use.
EDNA is suitable for clients with moderate-to-severe impairments, who are recovering from Acquired Brain Injury.
- Age: 82
- Gender: Male
- Disability: brain Hemorrhage/ Stroke. Right hemiparesis
The client wished to improve range of movement and functionality of the affected right upper limb through EDNA implementation.
Intervention was completed over a period of 5 months from September 2022 to January 2023.
There was a 5-week break during this period whilst the client was admitted to hospital for unrelated health complications.
Intervention with an Recovery Partners/Ability Partners Physiotherapist was conducted on a weekly basis, initially for a longer session duration to explain the technology use, and ensure everything was setup appropriately.
Due to the client location, the services were provided remotely via video-link, which was appropriate following confirmation with the client.
Testing via selected screening tools was completed at the beginning and end of intervention implementation. Screening tools included:
- Range of movement review
- Modified Rankin Scale – Measures the degree of disability or dependence in ADL performance, following acquired/ traumatic brain injuries or neurological condition.
- The Oxford scale– Measures muscle contracture strength/power
- Fugl-Meyer Assessment – a stroke-specific, performance-based impairment index
- Range of movement review – clinically significant improvement in range of movement of the right upper limb, improvements noted for right shoulder abduction (20-60 degrees) and flexion (20-60 degrees), right wrist flexion (5-10 degrees), right elbow extension (70-30 degrees, norm: 0 degrees)
- Modified Rankin scale – remained at level “3”, i.e. moderate disability.
- Oxford Scale – remained stable
- Fugl-Meyer Assessment – upper extremity: An improvement from 6 to 10/54, indicating an improvement in sensorimotor function.