Cognitive-Motor Training for Memory Care Facilities

Cognitive-Motor Training for Memory Care Facilities

SMARTfit® has designed a range of cognitive-motor training programs which can integrate into memory care programs in senior living communities, assisted living facilities, and dedicated memory care facilities.

Brain research continues to confirm the concept of neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change and adapt, even rewire itself, when challenged to do so regardless of age. Science is also confirming that exercise that simultaneously engages the motor system and complex, novel cognitive tasks creates better results than doing either exercise or cognitive training alone. In addition to improving cognitive performance, combining cognitive training and exercise together can encourage healthy brain structure and function. Certain neurotransmitters are released during tasks that are particularly engaging and novel, combining with the beneficial neurotransmitters released during exercise to create a "brain-healthy cocktail" of chemicals that accelerate neuroplasticity, encourage healthy brain function, and can create improved outcomes in mood and physical performance.

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Using Specialized Cognitive-Motor Training Activities in Senior Living Communities

SMARTfit provides a modern data supported, cognitive-motor training option that is a natural fit with memory programs as it is totally customizable and scalable to the ability level of each participant regardless of age or ability.

SMARTfit’s unique combination of enjoyable, safe, socially engaging and ability-scaled programming provides a perfect foundation for any boomer and senior brain and body fitness program.

How SMARTfit Works in Active Aging Environments

In some senior living facilities, all older adults seeking to maintain an active senior lifestyle and maintain physical health and cognitive wellbeing can benefit from SMARTfit gamefied programming. Senior care specialists can use SMARTfit as an important component of their memory care and assisted living routines with the long term goal of building neural pathways, strengthening cognitive functions, and warding off the onset or effects of age related cognitive impairment.

Application Companion

SMARTfit is a workout console with an integrated CPU which allows users to configure a comprehensive collection of games, drills, and training modes to fit a variety of clinical scenarios. Custom lesson plans can be designed which allows clinicians to create their own nuanced approach to therapy, rehab, or coordinated healthcare, and engage patients in varying levels of cognitive intensity from mild to aggressive. Users can control the CPU from a remote application that is compatible with iOS and Android devices allowing users to develop their own personal workflow.

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    Operate system remotely via iOS / Android mobile application
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    Build custom programs from 37 separate categories and 150 free video supported programs
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    Adjustable cognitive intensity and physical exertion levels
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    Hundreds of unique modes of operation
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    Individual user accounts
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    Track and record user performance and results
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    Store and recall unique user presets
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    Coordinated healthcare, and engage clients in varying levels of cognitive intensity.

Our Scientific Advisors

Our scientific advisors have an amazing collection of credentials and include individuals who represent prestigious clinical organizations and are actively working as authorities in their fields of study.

Beth Fisher
PhD, PT, FAPTA
“Everything in Parkinson’s research points to the need for combining cognitive challenges with physical activities- I cannot think of a better way to do that than with SMARTfit.”
Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy Director, Neuroplasticity and Imaging Laboratory Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy University of Southern California
Christopher Powers
PhD, PT, FACSM, FAPTA
“SMARTfit takes the focus of the player off the mechanics and moves it to the external, forcing the brain to solve two problems at the same time. It solves the big missing part in rehab because we want carry-over onto the field. SMARTfit is a great tool to test if that is happening. Further studies will help us to measure its full effectiveness.”
USC Professor
Director, Biokinesiology Program
Co-Director, Biomechanics Research Lab
Charles Y. Liu
PhD, MD
“I am extremely intrigued and optimistic that SMARTfit will prove to be an exceptionally effective and important tool that combines cognitive and motor training in unique and endless combinations to address a multitude of indications within the athletic and medical realms.”
Professor, Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Biomedical Engineering USC Director, USC Neurorestoration Center
Charles Flowers
MD, FACS
“I have been using SMARTfit on patients who have post-concussion syndrome and seeing most of their symptoms completely resolved within 2-3 weeks. I look forward to conducting a formal study to validate my findings.”
Clinical Associate Professor of Opthamology at USC Roski Eye Institute at Keck School of Medicine
Director of Sports Vision Training and Visual Rehab Center at USC Roski Eye Institute

To discover how memory care specialists are using SMARTfit, please request a consultation to discuss your project. A consultation answers your questions, provides pricing info detailed information about each product, and gives you all of the information you need to assess if our consoles are a smart fit with your practice.

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