Quick DescriptionDexteria app - NHS recommended
Will help with
Arms and Fingers
Dexteria is an app designed to rehabilitate finger and hand movement. It provides fun but effective exercises for patients to follow in their own homes and their own speed.
What they say:
Dexteria’s unique hand and finger activities take full advantage of the multi-touch interface to help build strength, control, and dexterity.
For best results the exercises should be done on a regular basis in short sessions. The exercises are designed to be repeatable and engaging.
The automatic tracking and reporting feature makes it easy for patients and doctors to track progress. You can email the progress reports right from the app itself. This version also features graphing reports, so you can easily see progress over time.
• Increases coordination and motor control in the hands and fingers
• Works for kids and adults
• Automatically creates performance and usage reports that can be emailed
• Speeds recovery from injuries and stroke
• Designed in consultation with Occupational Therapists
We're serious about your privacy. This app does not track or share your personal information with us or anyone else. There is no user id tracking software, and no advertisements.
Our NHS health app review: Dexteria were ahead of their time when they released this app. It has been a firm favourite amongst our Neurological therapists for many years as a way of rehabilitating finger movement. It consists of three main games that work pincer grip and finger movement.
Using only app therapy as this was all our patient would engage in these are the results we got with this app. Although the patient wouldn't practice functional tasks with us we could see that these movements did transfer across into function.
A clinical trial (RCT) has also been completed with this app as it was one of the first health apps on the market. Kizonyet al (2016) & Rand et al (2013) used“Dexteria-Tap it” on post-stroke hand dexterity impairment. Results showed statistically significant correlation between hand weakness & improvement in hand performance.