Have you heard about “the sixth sense?” The real sixth sense has nothing to do with M. Night Shamalyan movies and everything to do with your body’s natural sensory signals.
The “sixth sense” is known as proprioception, a skill that your body uses to tell where your body parts are within an environment.
Proprioception usually develops during early childhood, feeding into other important skills like hand-eye coordination, but people with neurological deficits may have trouble with it.
As a neuro medical device company that produces groundbreaking assistive technology for neurological disorders, Accelera has spent a lot of time learning how to improve proprioception, and we are happy to share that information with you.
What sets us apart from other neuro-device companies? Our neurological devices are non-invasive; they are comfortable and easy-to-use assistive technology for neurological disorders.
At Accelera, we produce the world’s only wearable SR device: the SR-100. As an innovative neurological device, the SR-100 uses stochastic resonance (SR) technology to improve proprioception and produce precise movement.
What is Proprioception?
In basic terms, proprioception is body awareness, and it’s sometimes called the joint position sense.
The central nervous system uses data from proprioceptors (the sensory receptors found in your muscles, tendons, and skin), to understand your body’s position and speed.
With this information, your body can execute movement with the correct speed, force, and direction. That makes proprioception key to all sorts of daily tasks, from taking an object off a shelf to writing with a pen and paper to brushing your hair or not stumbling over obstacles in your path.
Proprioception is also closely related to other skills, including:
- Hand-eye coordination
- Motion sense
- Sense of force (the ability to reproduce the desired force level for a task)
- Sense of change in velocity
However, certain conditions and neurological deficits can impact an individual’s ability to develop and use proprioception, such as cerebral palsy, neuropathy, and aging-related sensory issues.
Signs that an individual is struggling with proprioception include:
- Poor body awareness
- Difficulty with motor planning and coordination
- Poor balance
- Shuffling Gait
- Trouble focusing
- Struggles with self-regulation
- Poor posture
- Sensory seeking behaviors
- Extreme clumsiness
How can you improve proprioception? Your doctor will help you develop an approach that will likely include a mixture of proprioception exercises, training options, and neurological devices like Accelera’s SR-100.
How to Improve Proprioception
If you or a loved one struggles with proprioception, your medical provider will recommend a treatment plan that may include:
- Repetitions of proprioception exercises
- Activities like Tai Chi and yoga
- Practice detecting and recognizing sensory stimuli
- Balance training
- Joint repositioning training
- Somatosensory stimulation
- Neurological devices like Accelera’s SR-100
Try this simple proprioception exercise:
- Stand with your feet hip-width apart.
- Place your hands on your hips.
- Slowly kick your right foot ahead of you, lifting it a few inches off the ground.
- Hold your right foot in front of you for 3 seconds.
- Return your right foot to the floor and repeat the exercise 4 more times.
- Repeat on your left side.
However, an exercise like this one is just a part of the puzzle! You may want to talk to your doctor about neurological medical devices from neuro device companies, like Accelera’s SR-100.
The SR-100: An Innovative Neurological Device
A proprioception improvement plan will usually include multiple approaches, and Accelera’s SR-100 is a wearable neurological medical device that makes a perfect complement to any treatment plan, both at home and in the office.
Accelera is a revolutionary neuro-medical device company, and we are proud to offer the SR-100 to help everyone move with confidence!
The SR-100 uses a series of randomized frequencies and amplitudes (white noise) known as stochastic resonance (SR). When you wear the SR-100 neurological disorder device, you perceive the SR as unobtrusive vibrations.
These gentle vibrations engage your body’s proprioceptors, which makes it easier for you to move with precision and in the correct direction, force, and speed.
Because the SR-100 improves proprioception, it has personal and clinical applications for treating a wide variety of conditions, including sensory issues related to aging, cerebral palsy, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, neuropathy, stroke, and brain injury.
As the world’s first wearable SR neuro device, the SR-100 is wrapped around any affected limb, such as the arm or leg, and controlled via a smartphone application. The wraps are comfortable enough for daily wear and simple enough for at-home use.
Contact us today to discover how the SR-100 wearable device can help you, your loved ones, and your patients improve their proprioception and enjoy free, easy, and accurate movement!