THE ROLLING BALL, A TABLET APP THAT EXERCISES FINE MOTOR SKILLS AND ATTENTION
The rolling ball is our tablet app that improves fine motor skills. The tablet is used as pendulum support to move the ball on the screen. The proposed exercises allow functional rehabilitation of people with movement and coordination disorder (Parkinson, dyspraxia…).
It proposes several exercises:
- Chase the circles
- Keep it at the center
- Stay in the circle
- Follow the line
You can configure settings: the size of the ball, the speed of the ball, etc., in order to personalize the experience.
Every exercise is customizable according to the patients’ profile: the speed of the ball, the size of the circle…
Development of capacities
The tablet is used as a pendulum support which allows the user to work on their fine motor skills, attention and space location.
It is possible to follow the users’ performance and their evolution over time.
A home-based version for practicing in between rehabilitation sessions.
Games developed in collaboration with a team of occupational therapists and psycho-motor specialists.
The Rolling Ball works without the internet.
With the Rolling Ball, several functions are stimulated:
- location in space
- fine motor skills
- working memory
- executive functions (including adaptation to situations, to the exercise’s objects)
- bimanual coordination
Indeed, fine motor skills are about the ability to handle and manipulate objects using the hand, fingers, and thumb.
It aims to develop control of small muscles and their coordination with the eyes.
With the ergonomic exercises offered in the Rolling ball, players can develop the agility of their fingers but also the flexibility of their wrist and their eye-hand coordination.
Moreover, with the different exercises, the player works on his location in space thanks to the ball movement on the screen.
The speed of the ball, as well as the size, is adjustable in the settings and allows you to adjust the difficulty of the exercise.
These exercises can help people with attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity, by teaching them to focus for a certain amount of time.
However, attention is an important cognitive function that must be worked on regularly.
The rolling ball exercises finally allow users to gain self-confidence doing the exercise by themselves.
A VARIETY OF EXERCISES
FOLLOW THE LINE
You can choose several trajectories, and then use the tablet as a pendulum to follow the line.
Keep the ball in the central area of the screen while facing the wind.
KEEP IT AT THE CENTER
The goal is to keep the ball at the center of the screen for a limited time.
GO BACK UPSTREAM
Score as many goals as possible and avoid the obstacle in your way, all while going upstream.
STAY IN THE CIRCLE
Keep the ball inside the circle.
CHASE THE CIRCLES
Make the ball roll through the circles that appear on the screen.
Also, the application allows visualizing the evolution of each user, essential for a follow-up case-by-case by a health professional or simply to check their performance over time.
It is possible to follow the number of games, the selected level for each game as well as its average score. Moreover, for each game, the user can check his scores.
The tablet app The Rolling Ball can be used by health professionals such as:
- occupational therapists
But also by anyone wishing to work on their motor skills and attention, on their doctor’s advice.
The Rolling Ball App is only available on Android tablet.