The Clinical Rehabilitation Hospital for Children “Dr.N. Robănescu”, is the first clinic in Romania dedicated to the functional evaluation of children. The Hospital was founded in 1986 in Bucharest, as a department of another paediatric hospital, and from 2006 it was separated from the parent hospital and it has its own administration.
It’s one of the most advanced hospital in the field of rehabilitation of the country and it has installed the first complete Gait Analysis Lab in Romania.
Dr. Liliana Padure
Dr. Anca Grigoriu
Engineer Dan Mirea
The hospital has chosen BTS GAITLAB to improve the rehabilitation efficiency of children who suffer from physical and developmental disabilities. Thanks to the laboratory, it is possible to carry out a 3D evaluation of the body movement of children. The lab makes easier the clinical and therapeutical approach of the pacient with gait anomalies and it gives a more precise analysis that helps in surgical and rehabilitation decisions.
The hospital collaborates with the Medicine and Farmacy University “Carol Davila” of Bucharest, and it has a strategic role in the national research program for the diagnosis of the physical and developmental disabilities in children.
BTS GAITLAB helps the hospital in the medical research field and contributes to the improvement of the quality of the children’s lives.
Moreover the Hospital has been using the Nirvana system since 2015 in two rooms where two different systems are installed both in double sensor configuration (wall and floor projections). Nirvana provides the patients a multisensorial stimulation by creating a scene which stimulates virtual realities on the floor or wall accompanied by sounds and simultaneous movement sensation. The system is used by approximatively 1680 patients per year (age from 4 moths to 18 years) suffering from neurological disorders and post-traumatic sequelae; orthopaedic disorders caused by sprains, fractures, stiffnesses, spine deviations; genetic disorders (Down syndrome, other genetic syndromes, autism).
BTS GAITLAB is an exceptional equipment for our hospital and it is used not only for the daily care of children with neurological and musculoskeletal deficits, but also in research, as it is done all over Europe.
Actually, the BTS GAITLAB of the Clinical Rehabilitation Hospital for Children “Dr.N. Robănescu” is an adequate laboratory for the gait analysis. Physiotherapists and doctors are studying and working on both clinical and online trials, to be able to better understand the usage of this system.
We also have the chance to keep in touch with other gait labs in Europe (for example with Brest, France), in order to exchange information and to put this knowledge at the children’s service.
With the help of Nirvana, we managed to interact with little patients, even from the age of infant, and an improvement in control, coordination and attention was observed, which conducted to better results in shorter time.
The Nirvana device has allowed us to introduce the concept of FUNCTIONAL GAME in the paediatric neurorehabilitation therapy with thefollowing therapeutic benefits:
- Facilitated motor development increasing level of attention, oculo-manual coordination, manual skills, balance;
- Enriched child’s motivation and imagination
- Improved emotional state reducing mental stress and anxiety
- Facilitated social interaction
Virtual reality of the Nirvana device is an effective therapy and entertaining rehabilitation method in the long-term treatment of neuro-psychomotor deficiencies of children.