Any type of therapy (physical, speech, occupational, etc.) is more engaging for children when approached as playtime, especially if it includes video games. This idea is at the heart of GroovTube. Designed by a Dutch respiratory therapist, GroovTube uses video games to make respiratory muscle training fun and to create a better cough for those with neuromuscular disease. The GroovTube device syncs with your iPad and allows the user to interact with apps specifically designed for the device. For example, blow into the GroovTube and make the dragon maneuver its way through the towers. Watch it in action.
GroovTube is available for purchase through the company’s website. As always, consult your care team before starting any new therapy.
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