Occupational therapists in Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Medical Rehabilitation Unit are turning to technology – an advanced software program and screen called the Dynavision D2 – to benefit their patients during recovery.

Originally developed for sports vision training of athletes, the D2 has proven effective for use among patients that experienced a traumatic brain injury, or stroke. The technology helps specifically for those with visual, cognitive, and physical impairments.

Using this advanced program system with patients supports the development of visual motor and neuro-cognitive rehabilitation for cognitive processing.

“Incorporating the Dynavision D2 with patients allows us as therapists to expand our treatment sessions in an engaging way in which patients benefit greatly.”

Lisa Difrancisco

OTR/L, Kenmore Mercy Hospital

How does Dynavision D2 Work?

The Dynavision D2 has a large movable interactive board with 64 raised targets arranged in five rings. The targets light up with variations in color, frequency, and duration.

In the center of the board is a small screen, which intermittently displays numbers, letters, words, and math problems.

While working with patients, the D2 software program can be adjusted accordingly to enhance and establish the “just right” challenge for patient recovery. Along with adapting the program, each session can be record to track patients speed and accuracy over time.

The Results

Appropriately integrating the D2 program into patients’ therapy plans has helped individuals in the MRU return home by addressing deficits in eye-hand coordination, attention, peripheral awareness, reaction time, cognitive processing time, and vestibular function.

To learn more, find a rehab location near you or call the number below.

Find an Occupational Therapist Near You
Call (716) 706-2112

Find an Occupational Therapist Near You
Call (716) 706-2112