The Timocco team just returned from Philadelphia at our 4th AOTA conference, and it was the best one yet! We were so excited to meet all of the therapists and professionals in the therapy arena, as well as the OTs of tomorrow (students). We had a Timocco marathon playing over 500 games over the course of 3 days. It was great to meet therapists who have used Timocco for years and hear their feedback on our new platform updates. There was no shortage of smiles and energy at our booth as we … [Read more...]
Timocco Celebrates Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month!
As we head into March, The Timocco Team wants to raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy and the many ways that Timocco’s platform was designed to help. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a condition caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain. CP affects a person’s muscle tone, movement, and motor skills. There are approximately 500,000 people in the US affected by CP. Timocco’s motion based therapy games are designed to work on skills for children of varying abilities, and our players with CP … [Read more...]
Motivating Visit with our Neighbors at Akron Children’s Hospital!
On Tuesday, we got the chance to watch Timocco be played by a patient and one of the Akron Children’s Therapists. We asked the child what her favorite game was and she told us it was “Train Tracks”, however after playing “Shoot for the Stars” in our Supination & Pronation platform, she told us she liked playing that game even more! Her therapist, Mary Beth Doerr(OT), mentioned to us before the session that this patient with hemiplegic CP reached further and for longer periods while … [Read more...]
Here are some great ways to play Timocco!
We’d like to say a big thanks to all those who sent us suggestions for different ways to play Timocco! All of your ideas were innovative, resourceful and practical - we’ll list a few below, but unfortunately we could only pick one winner. Congratulations to Jacqueline Overpeck from All Kids Can therapy services in Madison, Indiana - our in-house team of occupational therapists really liked her idea to play Timocco using bath loofahs! As Jacqueline pointed out, most loofahs have a handy … [Read more...]
Timocco Improves Limb Mobility While Playing and Having Fun
Hen-lee is a student at the “Beit Issie-Shapiro” school in Israel and is a lively and happy child. As part of her occupational therapy, she started using Timocco, a virtual reality based gaming environment where games are activated by the child’s hand movements which are detected by a camera and then shown on the screen. Hen-Lee has a visual impairment and has difficulties using her upper right extremity in addition to difficulty using her hand in ADL due to hemiplegic CP. She is highly … [Read more...]
Professionals in the Field of Child Development Learn from Timocco
The Timocco team led an interactive, instructive workshop led by Founder and Occupational Therapist, Sarit Tresser Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Speech Therapists gathered in Shlomi, Israel for a two day workshop to learn about the uses and advancement of innovative technologies within the field of child development. The objective was to teach the new possibilities and therapeutic advantages of emerging new technologies. Tresser, had spoke with 4 different groups of … [Read more...]
Cerebral Palsy and the Virtual Reality Gaming Environment
Each Week OT expert, Sarit Tresser will be giving an in-depth insightful analysis into the various ways Health Games aid both children and adults with disabilities. Tune in to receive first-hand input from a professional in the medical field of child development GMFCS, Gross Motor Function Classification System categorizes the level of motor function for children in six steps, as described in the attached image. This post will focus on how Timocco can be used to help children with … [Read more...]