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Pleasant Cove™ – Cognitive and Motor Skills

Pleasant Cove logo, for the experience that focuses on therapy to recover cognitive skills
Pleasant Cove logo, for the experience that focuses on therapy to recover cognitive skills

Pleasant Cove offers an environment reminiscent of a relaxing vacation destination. It focuses on the mental wellness component of therapy for patients recovering cognitive skills (or addressing cognitive impairments) while providing options for the therapist to address rehab goals through more directed, stress-relieving experiences.

Pleasant Cove includes a relaxing mix of activities set in a low-intensity, tranquil environment. It’s designed to improve confidence and engagement through relaxation and procedural memory-inspired tasks.

Sit back and relax on a patio while taking in the beautiful waterfront view. Play tunes on the xylophone and participate in the Playful Percussion activity. Grow beautiful, blooming flowers in the Green Thumb Gardening activity. Feed friendly birds in the Bountiful Birdseed activity. Practice sequencing and sorting abilities in ADL Cards.

Impairments Supported by Virtual Reality

  • Procedural Memory
  • Attention
  • Psychomotor Skills
  • Sequencing
  • Sorting

Cognitive and Motor Rehabilitation Activities

Pleasant Cove is an intuitive and flexible experience with multiple activities that can incorporate structure or be used for relaxation.

Bountiful Birdseed

Working on sustained attention, patients use wrist ROM to interact with birds by picking up a can and shaking seeds out of it. The patient can experience a friendly interaction with birds happy to eat seeds off the ground or from their right or left hand. If the patient is up for a challenge, they can try to coax the shy blue bird into their hand. If the patient is gentle, they’ll be rewarded with a dance.

Playful Percussion

Focusing on sequencing, psychomotor skills, and working memory, patients use a xylophone and mallets to engage in playful percussion. Patients can choose to create their own melodies or challenge themselves by playing songs from the jukebox-style songbook – simply follow the arrows to play the correct notes. The songbook can play the songs or serve as a guide to help patients play eight simple songs of varying difficulty levels. Songs include “Ode to Joy,” “Pop Goes the Weasel,” “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.”

Green Thumb Gardening

Grow flowers in mere moments! The patient can personalize their garden by decorating and arranging by size, color, or shape for added difficulty. Following visual cues, use the shovel to place dirt, pour a packet of one of three seed types, water the newly planted seeds, and pick the fully blossomed flowers for final placement.

ADL Cards

Work on ADLs, sequencing, and sorting! Each card features ADLs; specifically, bathing, dressing, grooming, and eating. Interact with the cards by picking them up and placing them in the correct order based on the specific exercise. Upon placing the cards in the correct order, the green bird will celebrate.

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 contact your REAL
Care Specialist for more information.

Copyright ©2022–2023 Penumbra, Inc. All rights reserved. The REAL Hero logo, REAL, Pleasant Cove, Bountiful Birdseed, Playful Percussion, Green Thumb Gardening, and ADL Cards
are registered trademarks or trademarks of Penumbra, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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