Guided Self-Rehabilitation Lab

SRT | Self-Rehabilitation Technology

Guided self-rehabilitation lab

SRT | Self-Rehabilitation Technology

Break the cycle of physical inactivity

Ageing population is a challenge for healthcare systems. Collectively, we need to find solutions to develop intensive and diversified care pathways.

Furthermore, with current resources and organisations, it is becoming increasingly difficult to meet international guidelines in terms of rehabilitation intensity and frequency especially in neurorehabilitation:

  • The World Stroke Organisation recommends 3 hours of rehabilitation per day after a stroke.
  • According to Barrett et al. (2018), prolonged inactivity periods reach 5.3 hours on weekdays and 6.8 hours during weekends.

These periods maintain deconditioning effects that affect patients’ recovery. Studies show that increasing activity time for patient is an essential factor in the functional recovery and autonomy maintenance.

Daily life of a rehab patient

During weekdays

Leisure: 18%
Daily life activities: 13%
Sleep: 40%
Rest: 22%

Physical therapy: 7%

During weekends

Leisure: 27%
Daily life activities: 11%

Sleep: 41%
Rest: 21%

Source : Barret et al . (2018)


Our vision
The Guided Self-rehabilitation Lab


Based on the previous observation, it is therefore essential to involve patients in their rehabilitation. Therapists and relatives should also motivate them to increase the amount of daily activity.

Integrating a guided self-rehabilitation lab into the care pathway helps to reduce inactivity time and makes the patient actor in his or her own rehabilitation.
It consolidates and improves motor recovery, in addition to conventional therapy. Thanks to this innovative approach,risk of physical condition loss and autonomy loss are limited.

The therapists remain essential and guide the patient towards exercises adapted to their recovery stage.

SRT5 | Cognitive & motor recovery

Self Rehabilitation Technology (SRT5) stimulates the patient in an intuitive and playful way with a sphere manipulated in a single or two-handed mode.
These devices can be used outside conventional rehabilitation sessions: in a self rehab lab or in supervised group therapy sessions.


SRT5 Sitting position


SRT5 Standing position

Encouraging the patient to interact with the sphere and practice playful exercises increases the activity dose, consolidates the benefits of supervised rehabilitation sessions and reduces the harmful effects of inactivity.
Ultra-intuitive, SRT5 is equally accessible to children and elderly patients, in both sitting and standing positions. The device lets the patient work independently and safely on movement intensity and repetition. The patient’s actions are displayed in real time on the screen.

Patients can carry out activities with one or both hands, alone, with other patients or their relatives.
Ten cognitive-motor and fun activities are already available to keep patients motivated and involved in their rehabilitation.


  • Neuro
  • Orthopaedics
  • Geriatrics
  • Paediatrics

Use case examples with different publics

Dispositif SRT5 par Dessintey

Care session of patients in rehabilitation centers

Dispositif IVS3 par Dessintey

Use by elderly people in retirement home

Large diversity of motor & cognitive exercises


Fine movements, attention, coordination

Cognitive flexibility,
Problem resolution,
visual exploration
Global movement,
executive functions

Vicious circle of inactivity

Virtuous circle for recovery

Frequent activity (even for a short time) is important for recovery and recommended by international guidelines.

Why set up a guided
self-rehabilitation lab?

1. Preventing the harmful effects of prolonged inactivity.

2. A rich environment based on cognitive and playful activities to stimulate
the patient and increase physical activity.

3. High level of clinical evidence on self-rehabilitation approach.

4. Ultra-intuitive and easy for all patients.

5. Intensive rehabilitation to encourage movement repetition.

6. Bimanual or unimanual motor training to constrain the use of the impaired limb.

7. Safe, seated or standing position.

8. Real-time adjustment of difficulty level according to patient recovery.

9. Performance monitoring
(activity time, number of movements, etc.).

10. Activities can be performed alone, with relatives or during group therapy session.