Experiences / Music in Motion™ – Upper Body and Core Movement

Music in Motion™ – Upper Body and Core Movement

Music in Motion experience on the REAL System y-Series allows patients to engage in musically driven therapy exercises
REAL System experience called Music in Motion focuses on upper body and core movement rehabilitation

Engage in musically driven exercises by using therapeutic motions like visual scanning, core control, and shoulder flexion in two reactive environments. Music in Motion is designed for physical and cognitive rehabilitation.

Clinicians can utilize Music in Motion to deliver engaging rehabilitation exercises designed to support patients who suffer from neurological deficits. Patients will utilize rhythm combined with music therapy to promote recovery of lost function.

Virtual Reality Aided Impairments

  • Mobility of Joints (ROM)
  • Muscle Tone
  • Strength
  • Muscle Endurance
  • Balance
  • Control of voluntary movement functions
  • Neuromusculoskeletal skills
  • Attention
  • Short Term Memory
  • Sequencing Skills

Upper Body and Core Movement Rehabilitation Activities

Music in Motion activities are designed to improve the patient’s attitude about rehabilitation and ROM exercises using music-and rhythm-based activities. Using visual scanning, trunk control, and bilateral shoulder movements, patients can engage in musically driven exercises. Patients must coordinate body movements timed to music to receive rewards and visualize their progress from session to session.

Song Safari


Utilize cervical ROM and visual scanning to spot various critters hiding within an environment. Each critter will peek out from behind various objects and then hide again. To spot each critter, hold the gaze-pointer on the critter hiding in the environment.

Lean into the Music


Use cervical ROM, trunk control, and core stabilization to steer and elevate the flying bird toward various targets. Steer and control the bird by leaning the torso and tilting the head – lean back to raise the bird, lean forward to lower the bird, or lean left and right to guide the bird in those directions.

Reach for the Rhythm



Utilize trunk control, dynamic balance, and functional reach to touch colored targets with the appropriate hand (right or left) as they fly by. Red targets are caught with the left hand while blue targets are caught with the right hand. The virtual avatar will have colored wrist bands to help with color coordination.

Turn with the Tempo



Reach out and utilize wrist/forearm pronation and supination to match the flying music notes’ color and rotation. Reach out to hold the music notes and turn the right or left wrist to match the note’s rotation. The virtual avatar will be holding red and blue music notes to help support proper alignment to the incoming music notes.

Rendering for illustrative purposes only. Procedural and operative techniques and considerations are illustrative examples from healthcare provider experience. Healthcare providers’ treatment and technique decisions will vary based on their medical judgment. Individual results may vary depending on patient-specific attributes and other factors.

Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a healthcare provider. Prior to use, please refer to the Instructions for Use (IFU) for complete product indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, potential adverse events, and detailed instructions for use. Please click here for the complete IFU. Please contact your REAL Care Specialist for more information.

Copyright ©2022 Penumbra, Inc. All rights reserved. The REAL Hero logo, REAL, Music in Motion, Song Safari, Lean into the Music, Reach for the Rhythm, and Turn with the Tempo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Penumbra, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 23443, Rev. A 03/22

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