Australian-based occupational therapy (OT) provider, CoordiKids will improve diagnostic outcomes of online sessions for children with learning difficulties through the launch of affordable, markerless programs that only require a computer with a camera.

CoordiKids, which provides both individual consultations and pre-recorded evidence-based programs to children aged 3 - 12, is a digital development plan created for children facing sensory motor, fine and gross motor skill challenges.

HOW IT WORKS

The launch has been enabled through a partnership with motion-capture technology provider, Point Motion Inc. to provide a world-first solution to OT services using revolutionary technology. A first to be applied to OT, Point Motion uses markerless technology, meaning the subject does not need to wear equipment for their actions to be tracked and progress monitored.

The partnership between CoordiKids and Point Motion will offer Australian families access to pre-recorded, tailored assessments which engage children in music-based activities, collect information through Point Motion assessment tools, and enable parents to track their child’s progress throughout the CoordiKids journey.

WHY IT MATTERS

The programs address common issues experienced by OT service providers, including the inability to work with a child in person due to accessibility or health precautions, providing data-based results and affordable OT services.

ON THE RECORD

“Having worked in the industry for over 40 years, I have experienced first-hand how hard and frustrating it can be for parents to understand whether their child is improving as determining the progress of each client can be subjective,” said Marga Grey, occupational therapist and founder of CoordiKids.

“Through the technology offered by Point Motion, not only do parents now have the ability to see tangible results, occupational therapists can also provide more accurate insights, while the real-time data will be valuable for research that can potentially lead to new discoveries in OT.

“The best part is the technology is affordable, requiring only a camera enabled device with internet access, with no need to upgrade existing technology,” she said.

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