What is Interactive Metronome?
Interactive Metronome (IM) provides a structured, goal-oriented process that challenges the patient to synchronize whole-body exercises to a precise computer-generated reference beat. The patient attempts to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive motor actions. An auditory-visual guidance system provides immediate feedback measured in milliseconds, and a score is provided.
IM integrates sight, sound and physical movements to improve:
Working Memory: The ability to store information and ideas. Memory is essential for word recognition, comprehension of complex sentences and learning.
Attention: The ability to focus on information, tasks and ignore distractions.
Processing: The rate at which the patient is able to accurately perceive and manipulate information.
Sequencing: The placing of detailed information in its accustomed order, for example: days of the week, the alphabet or long division.