Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination (ZHO) has announced an additional service for therapy with Lokomat robotic device for walking training in Al Ain, by launching the new device at ZHO's Care and Rehabilitation Center in Falaj Hazzaa, Al Ain. This comes in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA), becoming the second device in ZHO to be added to the one in the Smart Rehabilitation Laboratory Devices, at ZHO's headquarters In Abu Dhabi.
His Excellency Abdullah Abdul Ali Al Humaidan, ZHO's Secretary-General asserted that ZHO always strives to implement the directives of the wise leadership to develop ZHO's therapy system in line with international standards and latest devices. It pays special attention to the therapy and rehabilitation service, for the increasing demand by those in need of this type of therapy.
ZHO is also keen to follow the best international standards, apply the most effective practices in providing this type of services, by using advanced technology in rehabilitating cases of determination, and providing different types of these services, to suit all cases of determination, especially children.
His Excellency said, "We are keen to serve and facilitate our members of determination across Abu Dhabi. ZHO has launched the device in Al Ain with the aim of making the therapy sessions accessible by its members in the city." He thanked ECA for cooperation and supporting for The organization efforts and stressed that ZHO always works for a host of innovative ideas to develop its services in a manner that brings delight to its members and people of determination in general.
For his side, Eng. Thamer Al Qasimi, Executive Director of ECA's Special Projects and Partnerships Sector, emphasized the importance of empowering children of determination, devoting resources to promote their integration into society, and ensuring their access to high-quality services to improve their quality of life. He affirmed the need to help those children adapt to various circumstances and overcome obstacles that may stand in the way of their progress.
Al Qasimi further indicated ECA's keenness on providing various types of support to empower partners and improve their capabilities to promote holistic child development, including children of determination.
For her part, Moza Al Muhairi, Chair of ZHO's Al Ain Care and Rehabilitation Center, said, "Six therapists from the Al Ain are trained to use the device. A survey of the needs of children with disability was carried out, priorities were set, and sessions kicked off in early January for twenty beneficiaries. Studies and research will be conducted and shared with ECA to review the results of using the device and benefiting from it.
She emphasized that robotic and virtual reality devices have increasingly become a part of modern medicine, and rehabilitation is one of the areas in which robotic technology is used, especially in neurological rehabilitation, making it possible to accelerate recovery and restore functions with the help of various robotic devices when these automated technologies are used along with traditional physiotherapy and rehabilitation techniques, a matter which helps recipients with better results.