Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_4972

Date Request Received: 28/03/2019 10:52:45

Date Request Replied To: 25/04/2019 11:49:23

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Request Summary: NHS Paediatric Rehabilitation - New virtual reality upper limbs rehabilitation tool for children

Request Category: Health

Question Number 1:
How many children do you provide upper limbs rehabilitation to every month?
Answer To Question 1:
Question Number 2:
What training tools / systems do you currently use for children upper limbs rehabilitation?
Answer To Question 2:
We use standardised assessment tools for assessment, goniometers, jamars, pinch gauge and functional outcome measures. For therapy intervention we utilise a range of play therapy items rather than computer based tools/systems
Question Number 3:
Who is/are your supplier(s)?
Answer To Question 3:
Our therapy products mainly are supplied by physio med
Question Number 4:
What are the limitations with current upper limbs rehabilitation tools / systems (not engaging, not fun, expensive, not suitable for home, no evidence)?
Answer To Question 4:
these tools are expensive, with limited resources to purchase additional tools. The tools need to be engaging for all ages and standardised for use to improve reliability and validity. Accuracy in assessment also varies.
Question Number 5:
Is there a need for the new virtual reality upper limbs rehabilitation tool described above? Please explain
Answer To Question 5:
It may improve engagement with children, reduce fear and anxiety and improve confidence with functional activity.
Question Number 6:
If yes which specific group of patients could benefit?
Answer To Question 6:
Age 5-18
Question Number 7:
Who provides funding for this type of children rehabilitation tool?
Answer To Question 7:
Charitable funds
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