With focus and effort, everyone can get the ball moving, irrespective of age. People laugh, clap, and feel an indescribable sense of accomplishment when they succeed. ‘It’s a truly fascinating feeling to control the ball with your body without touching it!’
Qbi instantly grabs the attention of both individuals and groups
Qbi grabs your attention and focus in a fun way. Through this interaction, attention is focused on moving the ball in the right direction with the body. ‘Elderly people subconsciously seek the limits of their physical abilities.’ This makes Qbi an effective tool to stimulate and motivate elderly people to move more. Qbi offers countless application possibilities in elderly care. Qbi can be used in physiotherapy and rehabilitation programmes that focus on movement and exercise in both an individual and a group setting.
With Qbi more active in life
According to research at a care facility, elderly people with a mild form of dementia who participated in an activity programme using Qbi saw significant behavioural improvements compared to the group that did not use Qbi in their activity programme. Elderly people who participated in an activity programme using Qbi were also more active and more positive in their daily life. This group also saw an increase in social contact. The research study was carried out twice a week for six weeks among a group of eight people.
Qbi has positive effects on the general well-being of elderly people
Qbi has been proven in several care facilities to have a positive effect on the general well-being of elderly people. These positive effects were confirmed on the physical, cognitive, and social level. Qbi is a playful way to encourage elderly people to make more of an effort while moving and to concentrate more and longer than usual. They also concentrate better on the exercise, which helps to reduce pain symptoms. Interaction, distraction, and a sense of control encourages people to push past their movement limitations.
Qbi contributes to fall prevention among elderly people
Qbi contributes to fall prevention among elderly people and has produced excellent results in this field. The Qbi exercises can help elderly people improve their stability and balance, which results in greater confidence and more active participation in society.
Qbi is extremely useful for vulnerable elderly people with chronic back pain, many of whom have developed a fear of moving their backs. It’s incredible to see the type of movement Qbi inspires! Bert Heuts, geriatric physiotherapist at ‘MeanderGroep’ (NL)
Qbi: a unique form of positive experiential therapy
Qbi is a unique way to get people moving. Young and old alike in the health care sector have responded enthusiastically to controlling the ball without touching it. Is it magic? One thing is for certain: controlling the ball is a feeling unlike any other. Qbi fascinates people and immediately grabs their attention! For most people, Qbi is a way to have fun as a group, to encourage each other, and to relax. With Qbi, exercise therapy becomes a form of positive experiential therapy.
Qineto develops sustainable tools
Our goal is to develop tools that encourage your clients to get active and help them enjoy the therapeutic process. Qbi unites physical and cognitive exercises in one device, making it perfect for learning through play. Qineto continuously develops interactive tools, with and without accompanying software. These physically present tools can be activated with the ball.
Qbi really challenges you; you move more without even realizing it. When I focus on the ball, I forget about everything else! Wim Vlijmen (65), Parkinson’s patient