Meet Rehabtronics, the digital rehabilitation therapy and workstation

As we age, it’s common to experience various health challenges that impair our ability to perform daily tasks. One such challenge is hand and arm impairment, which can significantly impact our quality of life by limiting our ability to reach for items, wash our hair, and open food containers. Fortunately, with the help of modern technology, it’s possible to significantly improve these challenges and enjoy an active lifestyle.   

The HealthTech Home Project is a collaboration between Health Cities and the Brenda Strafford Foundation aimed at implementing innovative health technologies to support aging in place. After a nationwide expression of interest process, Edmonton-based Rehabtronics was chosen as the second technology implementation following the installation of Chirp, a wall-mounted sensor. 

Meet Rehabtronics

Rehabtronics creates technology for recovery and offers a range of scientifically designed products that help patients recover from stroke or neural injuries. Their product, ReJoyce, was chosen to support the rehabilitation needs of the HealthTech Home Project’s tenant.

“We are thrilled to be selected to participate in the HealthTech Home project by Health Cities in partnership with The Brenda Strafford Foundation to promote healthy living among the elderly.” 

ReJoyce: A Rehabilitation Workstation and Evaluation Tool

ReJoyce is a rehabilitation workstation and patient evaluation tool designed to help people recover from hand and arm impairments through targeted exercises and movements. It uses practical games that engage patients in practicing typical activities of daily living (ADLs) to motivate them. The system includes the ReJoyce Automated Hand Function Test (RAHFT), which helps therapists quickly perform quantitative patient assessments and create personalized therapy programs. Patients can also monitor their own progress with the RAHFT, providing additional motivation and engagement.  

Benefits of ReJoyce for aging adults:  
  • Allows patients to recover from hand and arm impairment at home 
  • Provides engaging games that help patients practice activities of daily living (ADLs) 
  • Enables quick quantitative patient assessments and personalized therapy programs 
  • Allows patients to monitor their own progress at home 

“Our mission at Rehabtronics is to empower individuals to take control of their health. This pilot program provides an opportunity for ReJoyce, our medical device designed to help those with upper limb weakness regain mobility in the comfort of their home.” 

In addition to their rehabilitative benefits, the workstation and evaluation tool can also help aging adults maintain their independence and quality of life. By improving their hand and arm function, individuals can perform daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and dressing themselves without assistance.  

The HealthTech Home Project continues to provide a gateway for health tech companies to test and validate their technologies – and the implementation of Rehabtronics’ ReJoyce in the project showcases the potential for innovative health technologies to support aging in place and improve the quality of life for older adults.