On With Life, located in Ankeny, Iowa, just outside of the Des Moines metro, is proud to be the only organization in the United States to trial the jDome, an interactive therapy bike that allows persons served to virtually bike anywhere in the world!
On With Life has partnered with Camanio Care, a Swedish research company with a vision to provide technology and a better quality of live for individuals living with disabilities. Their goal with the jDome, was to create a therapy experience that will take you around the world. The jDome supports movement, exercise, communication and access to memories.
On With Life will be trialing the jDome over the next year in both our inpatient and outpatient brain injury programs and it has already been used in physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy sessions to provide a meaningful experience to persons served. Using the the jDome Street software, the team is able to bring up the neighborhood that a person served grew up in or a place they've always wanted to visit. Once the location is loaded into the software, persons served use the system's built in bicycle to travel throughout the virtual world.
"We have had some very productive therapy sessions and seen some really positive experiences when we've used the jDome," said an On With Life Therapist. "We had one individual who often had trouble staying alert during his sessions, but when we put him on the jDome bike and brought up the neighborhood he grew up in, he was alert and participated in his entire session."
The jDome has a number of therapeutic benefits including working on physical abilities, vestibular/balance therapy, vision, coordination, memory, following directions, cognitive therapy and much more.
Please contact us to learn more about the jDome or if you are interested in learning more about utilizing one of our brain injury rehabilitation programs.