Monoma: Training and Rehabilitation Via Games and Music

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Author: Filisia Interfaces
Published: 2015/03/03 - Updated: 2020/10/05
Contents: Summary - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: Monoma is a creative and interactive product for people with additional needs, which is used for cognitive, occupational, music therapy and special education needs training. Monoma is a modular set of tactile and wireless units that are dynamic, touch sensitive and contain LED lights. Therapists and educators can select among musical games, such as improvisation and orchestration, memory exercises, speed, coordination and reaction to stimuli exercises.

Introduction

Filisia now accepts pre-orders for its assistive technology device Monoma, a creative and interactive product for people with additional needs, which is used for cognitive, occupational, music therapy and special education needs training.

Main Digest

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy is the use of interventions to accomplish individual goals within a therapeutic relationship by a professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music therapy is an allied health profession and one of the expressive therapies, consisting of a process in which a music therapist uses music and all of its facets - physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual - to help people improve their physical and mental health.

Monoma

Monoma hardware and training software are fully customizable tools with a broad range of applications. Clients with medium to severe cases of kinetic, cognitive, neurological or sensory deficits can benefit from the regular use of Monoma. Our system is appropriate for learning and therapeutic sessions at rehabilitation centers, clinics, special schools, mainstream schools, private therapeutic centers or at home (with therapists/educators). Professionals from a variety of fields (occupational therapists , physical therapists, music therapists, teachers and Special Education Needs professionals) have been customizing our system to match their exact needs.

"It is simple, versatile and can be used for sensorimotor, motor, cognitive, learning, creative and communication training! The way it combines lights and sound is instantly rewarding. It is more physical than just a touchscreen and more clearcut than papers, pencils and colors. Most importantly, it is really fun to use!" says Stavros Psaroudakis, MSc Psychology and Special Needs Educator.

Monoma solves two distinct problems of people with neuromuscular, sensory and cognitive challenges:

Monoma is a modular set of tactile and wireless units that are dynamic, touch sensitive and contain LED lights. Users can press, touch and move the units around, or play together with their friends. The software of Monoma enables people's musical expression and game-playing through their laptops, tablets and mobile devices. Therapists and educators can select among musical games, such as improvisation and orchestration, memory exercises, speed, coordination and reaction to stimuli exercises.

Monoma also collects data of the persons' physical and cognitive abilities, and presents it to their therapists, families and educators so they can track their progress. The system has been developed by Filisia Interfaces in cooperation with 60+ therapists, special needs educators, clients and families employing ergonomic and "user as a designer" design techniques.

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Benefits

According to therapists who have evaluated Monoma, it is beneficial in four distinct ways, as:

You can read more on how Monoma is designed and developed at Filisia Research and Filisia Design Principles. People are now able to pre-order Monoma and join the waiting list to get it at a special rate when it is ready. If you think that Monoma can help you, a friend of yours or a member of your family, we'd be glad to help.

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Filisia Interfaces

Filisia Interfaces is a London based assistive technology company. Our team of engineers, designers and educators develop engaging and interactive technology for creative rehabilitation and special needs education training. As a team, we envision a society where personal and communal expression enriches the lives of people of any age, physical, or cognitive ability and we are determined in empowering them to lead creative lives.

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This quality-reviewed publication was selected for publishing by the editors of Disabled World due to its significant relevance to the disability community. Originally authored by Filisia Interfaces, and published on 2015/03/03 (Edit Update: 2020/10/05), the content may have been edited for style, clarity, or brevity. For further details or clarifications, Filisia Interfaces can be contacted at filisia.com. NOTE: Disabled World does not provide any warranties or endorsements related to this article.

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