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Interactive Metronome Program
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Total Joint Rehab Class
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Ultrasound Therapy
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Video Fluoroscopy
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Interactive Metronome Program

The Interactive Metronome (IM) Program is a personal computer-based training technology designed to improve the processing skills vital to motor planning, sequencing, and attention.

The IM combines the principles of the traditional music metronome with computer technology. Hand and foot sensors relay information about the user's performance to the computer during training. Headphones provide immediate computer-generated auditory feedback to the user on performance accuracy.

The program continually monitors each person's ongoing performance and automatically adjusts the difficulty parameters to keep training both challenging and rewarding. This allows each person to work at their own optimum learning speed. Through immediate auditory feedback on timing error, the program guides the user to attend closely, self-correct, and improve performance continually.

Results achieved in IM research studies are based on training programs which typically involve 15 one-hour sessions, completed within a five-week time period.

The program internally records and compiles data, tracks each user's performance through post-training progress, and monitors their session to session training performance.

Gains that have been noted with use of this program include:

  • improved attention and mental clarity
  • improved motor sequencing and planning
  • smoother gait
  • improved academic performance
  • improved language skills
  • rapid acquisition of new athletic skills
  • decreased anxiety

Case studies monitored over a five-year period indicate that gains and improvements are residual.

 

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For more information about the Interactive Metronome Program,
please contact:

Rice Rehabilitation Center
311 SW 3rd St.
Willmar, MN 56201

Lynn Stier, Director
320.231.4175
lsti@rice.willmar.mn.us

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