The latest full upper extremity solution, NeuroBall is a digital therapy device with applications ranging from clinic to home. Specifically designed to be an extension of your therapy sessions, NeuroBall enables patients to continue performing increasingly challenging, repetitive movements, with supervision and on their own. Tablet-based software is intuitive, simple to use and fun; just turn it on and access therapeutic activities with one click.
Perfect for the Clinic and Home
App-based activities and games with feedback, tracking, leader boards and the ability to connect with others.
Easy to use
- Turn it on
- Attach to either hand
- Do a quick calibration
Lightweight, wireless and battery powered so you can train anytime, anywhere.
Advanced sensors detect the smallest movements, enabling training for even severely impaired patients.
Perfect for the entire spectrum of care and range of conditions including stroke, brain injury, neuropathy and more.
A variety of options to fit any budget, from a low month-to-month rental to purchase.
Who Will Benefit
Patients with upper extremity weakness due to a neurological condition, including stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. NeuroBall is suitable for a broad range of impairment – from mild to severe. As long as your patient can place their hand around a bottle of water and sit upright for 5 minutes, they can use NeuroBall.Read Our Patient Selection Guidelines
In the Clinic
After a quick training session, patients can train on their own. Because NeuroBall adapts to even the smallest movement, your patient can progress with whatever movement capability they have. NeuroBall provides biofeedback in the form of engaging therapeutic games and activities to promote patient buy-in to their therapy and motivate them to train more.
Extend your therapy sessions by having your patients perform high repetition therapy at home. NeuroBall is designed to be used by patients independently with occasional therapist check-ins. You can monitor compliance and progress remotely with NeuroBall’s helpful tracking software. And once in-clinic therapy is completed, patients have the option to continue using NeuroBall at home on their own.
How It Works
NeuroBall is an innovative digital therapy device designed with the input of over 300 therapists and patients. Outfitted with an array of highly sophisticated sensors, it detects, measures and tracks even the smallest of movements. The NeuroBall Package comes with a tablet computer pre-loaded with therapy games and activities that have been specifically designed to train all of the upper extremity joints needed for Activities of daily Living (ADLs):
Backed By Clinical Evidence
Two clinical trials at a leading university (Brunel University, London) demonstrated exceptional ease of use, high patient engagement, reduction in arm pain and improvements in movement quality and patients’ ability to perform activities of daily living.
The 2nd clinical trial also demonstrated patients were able to do more frequent and more intense upper limb activities, but without an increase in fatigue, spasticity or pain.
At Home Feasibility Study
The average number of daily repetitions during one 7 week at-home study was over 20 times that seen in a typical upper extremity session.1
In-Clinic Usability Study
Feedback from an in-clinic feasibility study demonstrated that patients were easily able to use NeuroBall independently and found it helpful to their rehab.2
Average Number of Repetitions per DayOver 20x more than a typical rehab session
That the quality and amount of movement improved and they were using their affected arm and hand more in a wide range of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), including:
Frequently Asked Quesions
Designed with the input of hundreds of therapists and patients, NeuroBall enables high dose, high repetition upper extremity therapy to help patients improve their ability to perform activities of daily living and regain their independence. The fun and engaging games and activities become increasingly challenging as patients improve, and encourage training every day. In clinical studies, NeuroBall users performed over 20 times more repetitions at home with NeuroBall than compared to a conventional therapy session in the clinic1.
The NeuroBall Package includes a tablet pre-loaded with games and activities that have been specifically designed to train the key upper extremity movements needed for Activities of daily Living (ADLs). Clinical training, ongoing support and new features and games are also included at no additional charge with every NeuroBall Package. Specifically, NeuroBall trains:
- Individual finger flexion and extension
- Grasp and release
- Wrist flexion and extension
- Forearm pronation and supination
- Wrist circumduction
- Elbow flexion and extension
- Shoulder flexion and extension
- Grip strength
NeuroBall motivates patients to use their arm and hand more than ever before, encouraging them to do hundreds of reps every day. A high number of reps is required to trigger neuroplasticity and leads to motor recovery.
NeuroBall is suitable for in clinic and home use in a wide range of patient diagnoses and severity levels. In general, if someone can actively or passively open their hand and place it around a water bottle, and sit upright (with or without assistance) for 5 minutes, they can use NeuroBall. See our Patient Selection Guidelines here for more information. View the contraindications here.
The NeuroBall Package includes the NeuroBall and base, a tablet computer pre-loaded with games and activities, a rechargeable battery, a charger, a screen protector and a tablet stand. Clinical training and ongoing support is also provided to all users. Software updates with new features and activities are automatic and included at no additional charge.
Yes. NeuroBall has been studied in two clinical trials at a leading university (Brunel University, London, UK). These trials have demonstrated exceptional ease of use, high patient satisfaction, engagement and adherence, as well as meaningful improvements in upper extremity motion and ability to perform Activities of Daily Living. Importantly, patients were able to do more frequent and more intense upper limb activities, but without an increase in fatigue, spasticity or pain. Details of those studies can be found here. Abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation conferences and papers have been submitted for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.