Innovative, easy-to-use device for swallowing exercise and dysphagia.
Mobili-T is an elegant and user-friendly system that empowers patients with dysphagia to stick to their swallowing exercises. Mobili-T allows people with dysphagia to benefit from biofeedback technology in the comfort of their own homes—or almost anywhere.
It is an easy-to-use tool to help you empower and engage your patients with their swallowing exercises.
It is a mobile health/tele-health solution. This innovation can replace traditional pen-and-paper exercises.
It is much more cost-effective and easy to use than a large sEMG system.
It helps you and your patients see performance and progress in a tangible way.
Our clinical experience showed us that coming into clinic is costly, inconvenient, requires advanced planning, and involves a lot of waiting. We desperately wanted to give our patients exercise that was more than just a piece of paper with exercises written on it… and our patients wanted to receive this exercise.
We created Mobili-T® as a device and app that allows patients to practice their swallowing exercises from anywhere, anytime. Mobili-T® offers personalized targets, biofeedback, and progress trackers that motivate, encourage and empower.
Ted Power, a head and neck cancer survivor, discusses his personal experience with Mobili-T® clinical trial after undergoing tongue surgery.
"When I asked my patient what she likes about Mobili-T, she said "It measures stuff that you normally wouldn't be able to measure and it helps me be aware of my swallowing." When I asked her what would it be like if you weren't using the device to do an effortful swallow, my patient said "It would be more difficult to know what effort really means."
“I just want to express my appreciation and gratitude to those who worked so hard to make this idea a reality! It is truly exciting to potentially have the ability to have a cost-effective way to provide sEMG for our patients in our small community setting.”
Mobili-T® includes the effortful swallow and the Mendelsohn maneuver exercises.
If you have determined that your patients may benefit from these two exercises, then biofeedback via
Mobili-T® can help them get the most out of that exercise (learn more about the research here).
Some of our Mobili-T® users have included:
· Patients completing home programs or a maintenance program who wanted access to the biofeedback technology their SLP used in clinic
· Patients in need for early rehabilitation (or prehabilitation) that were on a wait list
· Patients who couldn’t take the time off work to see their clinicians often enough or regularly enough
· Patients who live too far from the clinic
· Patients who were seen in clinic, but needed to supplement with home exercise as well
Mobili-T® for clinicians includes free access to a web-based clinician portal that collects and presents swallowing data, including adherence and performance relative to patient-specific targets. To learn more, request a free demo.
Mobile health (mHealth) technologies may offer an opportunity to address longstanding clinical challenges, such as access and adherence to swallowing therapy. Mobili-T® is an mHealth device that uses surface electromyography (sEMG) to provide biofeedback on submental muscles activity during exercise. An automated swallow-detection algorithm was developed for Mobili-T®.
This study compared two surface sensors: one that detects the electrical activity of a muscle ( surface electromyography) and one that detects muscle vibration (mechanomyography). We wanted to know which one would be best to use in the Mobili-T®. We compared swallowing muscle contractions with these two sensors in healthy participants and in patients with a history of head and neck cancer.
In this paper, we provide a viewpoint on how gamified health apps can enhance exercise adherence. Delivery of swallowing therapy is faced with challenges regarding access to in-clinic services and adherence to prescribed home programs. Mobile health (mHealth) technologies are being developed at a rapid pace to address these difficulties. Whereas some benefits to using these modern tools for therapy are obvious other advantages are not as well understood.
Request your free Mobili-T® demo session to get all your questions answered.