MusicGlove vs. FitMi – Which Home Therapy Device Is Right for You?

MusicGlove vs. FitMi – Which Home Therapy Device Is Right for You?

Home therapy devices are an excellent way to achieve a faster recovery from stroke.

It’s important for patients to find devices suitable for their ability level and goals, so we put together this guide for just that.

We offer two home therapy products: MusicGlove and FitMi. Patients love them both, but which is the best fit for you?

Today we’ll discuss the differences between the two devices so that you can decide which will most benefit your recovery.

MusicGlove Helps Improve Mobility in Your Hand

MusicGlove is a hand therapy device that is made specifically to help exercise your affected hand. It’s clinically proven to improve hand function in 2 weeks.

You place the glove over your hand and then perform various hand exercises in sync with a musical game. There are 5 exercises total that you perform.

It’s easy to get totally immersed in MusicGlove hand therapy because it’s a lot of fun to play! Plus, music is very healing to the brain.

FitMi Helps Improve Mobility in Your Full Body

FitMi is a more versatile home therapy device that exercises your full-body, including your legs, core, arm, and hand.

With FitMi, you interact with two different pucks that track your movement. The game cues different full-body exercises and it provides direct feedback while recording your progress.

The better you get, the more exercises you unlock. There are 40 exercises total that you can perform.

MusicGlove Requires Some Preexisting Movement

In order to use MusicGlove hand therapy, you need the ability to touch your thumb to any one of your fingertips.

Some patients in the past have has success using MusicGlove with no movement, but it was a special case.

You can read the article and see if it’s something that you’d like to try.

FitMi Requires No Preexisting Movement

FitMi, on the other hand, is suitable for all impairment levels, including individuals with no movement.

If you have no movement and you’d like to use FitMi, you can perform the exercises passively. Passive exercise helps activate neuroplasticity the same way that active exercise does.

Typically, with enough passive exercise, you can regain enough movement to start active exercise.

Both Devices Motivate More Repetition than Traditional Therapy

Repetition helps facilitate healing in the brain because it activates neuroplasticity. The more repetitions you perform, the more your brain heals.

Unfortunately, traditional therapy typically helps patients complete 30-40 reps per session. This is problematic because, although 30-40 reps is beneficial, it will yield slow results.

Low repetition means less neuroplasticity is engaged.

Both Devices Speed Up Recovery

To speed up recovery, you need to accomplish a high number of quality repetitions.

MusicGlove hand therapy helps motivate patients to complete 750+ repetitions per half hour session – and that’s on ‘easy’ mode!

FitMi helps motivate patients with severe impairment to complete 400+ repetitions per half hour session, and those with moderate impairment can complete 1600+!

Both of our devices help patients see faster results because they motivate a massive amount of repetition and healing in the brain.

Both Devices Are Fun to Use

MusicGlove is arguably the most fun rehabilitation tool around. It combines music and gaming seamlessly with effective hand therapy and patients love using it!

FitMi also comes with a musical game that you can play, and it also provides satisfying auditory, visual, and haptic feedback with each repetition.

Not only is feedback good for your brain and neuroplasticity, but it also keeps you engaged so that you can get even more reps in.

The more fun and engaging your home therapy devices is, the more likely you are to stick with it.

Which Device Is Right for You?

Repetition and consistency are the formula for stroke rehab success, so it’s important to ensure that your home therapy device has those qualities.

FitMi and MusicGlove are excellent options to continue recovery at home because they provide the repetition, feedback, and fun that you need to activate neuroplasticity and see results.

Are you ready to have some fun with MusicGlove hand therapy? Or are you ready to massively improve full-body mobility with FitMi?

  • mike bailey

    As you probably know there are many types of
    EMS machines on the market today for post stroke spasticity and they offer “try
    before you buy “I’ve been in touch with many of them and none of them will let me
    “try” unless I pay for an assessment. I’m hoping that you are not one of these.
    I was diagnosed with progressive MS in my mid thirties and went to the local MS
    clinic where there were many therapies available rekei, aromatherapy. Hyperbaric
    oxygen and homeopathy where I said to him I will design and build a house for
    nothing if he could help for some incentive he didn’t get eiher, What makes the
    music glove different from all the others I should add before the stroke I was using
    walking sticks and a manual wheelchair I had good upper body strength and how
    much does it cost?

    • Flint

      Hi Mike! MusicGlove is available for $349 on our site. You can find more information here: https://www.flintrehab.com/product/musicglove-hand-therapy/ It’s not an e-stim machine. Rather, it motivates you to achieve the high repetition necessary to improve hand function quickly (in just 2 weeks, according to our clinical trials).

      While we don’t do assessments, and we would never charge for one, we do offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you decide that the device is not a good fit for you, you can return the device with free return shipping for a full refund if the device is sent back within 30 days. I hope this helps answer your question!

      • mike bailey

        I have to ask you something about using he music glove I’ve had the stroke that’s has left me with my left arm with spasticity. How can I use this when my arm doesn’t respond?

        • Flint

          Hi Mike, it depends on how much spasticity is in your arm. We’re happy to discuss your unique situation through a consultation over the phone (our number is 1-800-593-5468). Our sales reps can help assess your situation and see if MusicGlove is a good fit for you.

          Although, if you suffer from arm spasticity, it sounds like FitMi is a better fit for you. Exercising your arm will help the spasticity go away, and FitMi includes arm exercises.

  • mike bailey

    i’ve got a mobile number butthe service isn’t very reliable at the moment please keep using email