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El presente artículo revisa la trayectoria y logros del Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV) y de sus empresas colaboradoras en la participación en programas europeos de apoyo y fomento de la I+D+i y formación en el período 2014-2020.



Three types of therapeutic aids are available for the sensorimotor rehabilitation of the hand: physical therapy, electrophysical modalities and orthoses. A systematic review of the effects of electrophysical therapies has been developed to provide an integrated overview support evidence-based therapeutic decision-making.



La rehabilitación sensoriomotora de la mano cuenta con tres tipos de ayudas terapéuticas: terapia física, modalidades electrofísicas y órtesis. Se ha desarrollado una revisión sistemática de los efectos de las terapias electrofísicas para brindar una visión integrada que permita la toma de decisiones terapéuticas sustentadas en la evidencia clínica.

Thursday, 23 September 2021 11:51

FallSkip: contributions to the clinical field

In 2017, in line with its philosophy of promoting and transferring knowledge and technology, the Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV) developed FallSkip/IBV, a fall risk assessment application. This tool meets an explicit public healthcare demand, due to the high prevalence of falls among elderly people and the associated costs. FallSkip allows users to carry out, in just under two minutes, a complete assessment test and to obtain results on gait, balance, sitting and standing and reaction time, as well as an instantaneous final fall risk index. Its validity and reliability have been proved within diverse clinical contexts, including patients with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson's disease.

The objectivity of the results it provides, as well as its versatility and agility, make FallSkip a very useful tool in several types of care processes, where the quality of the care is primordial, not to mention efficiency and speed. Other current clinical uses include its use in programs for the prevention of falls in the elderly population in Primary Care, or in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services, at both the care and research levels. Regarding the latter, the doctors involved highlight its simplicity, objectivity and its usefulness during the objectification of functional evolution and the design of specific treatments.


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