Composite image of Girl with a Pearl Earring from images made during the Girl in the Spotlight project. Due to low muscle tone, especially in the torso muscles, she has developed an asymmetry of the spine. **Note: Due to the technical parameters of the MIRA system, the games have been designed to allow for a small degree of error in performing the movements as it continues to incentives the user to interact with the system. The NHS highlights its use of digital innovation through MIRA and other solutions. Infrared imaging showed that he began composing the work in shades of brown and black. Microscopic scans also revealed tiny fragments from Vermeer's paintbrushes embedded in the fragile dry paint. Individually tailored physiotherapy and psychotherapy is needed to address the problems faced by children with Down syndrome. These can mostly be noticed by a change in attitude of the child towards exercising, becoming much more open and self-confident, accepting to perform balance exercises that M was afraid to perform before (such as using the balance board, walking on balance beam or unipodal support). Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer has been at the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague since June 2014 after being exhibited in Italy and the US, Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring painting inside a XRF macro-scanner during a research at The Mauritshuis. The ultramarine stone may have first been heated at a high temperature, which made it easier to grind and produced a more intense blue colour. A recent study highlighted in Scientific American found evidence that families of children with Down syndrome often face negative, biased counseling and pressure to have abortions. She presented with good muscle tone (even though it is not yet associated with good coordination and unipedal balance), in standing upright she maintains a broad base of support, and has joint mobility within normal limits. ', A 3D digital microphotograph shows the pearl at 140x magnification (1.1 μm/pixel), which lacks a hook. Soft light illuminates the face of a young woman dressed in exotic clothing and costume jewelry. The findings do not just reveal details about Vermeer's materials, 'but also tell us about Dutch and world trade in the 17th century', Vandivere said. A young woman might have sat for Vermeer, but the painting is not meant to portray her or any specific individual. MIRA is a valuable complement to a physiotherapy session as the child should be supervised by a therapist during MIRA sessions to ensure optimal posture and positioning in both static and dynamic movements.5. These discoveries make the subject 'more personal than previously thought', but the question of who exactly she was still remains a mystery, according to the museum. One of the biggest discoveries was Vermeer did not depict the girl as in front of a blank, black canvass, as it appears to the human eye, but in front of a green curtain. Balance is improved during sessions with MIRA through the “left / right balance” exercises, through the change of the center of gravity from one leg to the other, by mobilizing the torso (flexion, extension, lateral inclination), by bending the torso, etc. After over 6 years of working with adults and children, he has chosen to focus in paediatrics and integrate into the KinetoBebe Team. To estimate the prevalence of Down syndrome, the number of pregnancies affected by Down syndrome is compared to the total number of live births. At the end of each physiotherapy session she also performs 10 minutes of exergames with MIRA under the supervision of her physiotherapist. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_syndrome, Rahi JS, Williams C, Bedford H, Elliman D. (2001). 'This blue pigment was more valuable than gold in the 17th century.'. INTRODUCTION. Our case study patient which we will refer to as “M”, aged 15, is dynamic and perseverant. Scientists accidentally discover Australian marsupials have biofluorescent fur. The tip of the eyelash is barely visible against the discoloured dark background. The Mauritshuis, along with all other Dutch museums and galleries, is currently closed due to restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Like Vermeer’s famous Girl with a Pearl Earring (ca. asked Martine Gosselink, director of the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, in an online presentation of new research findings. 'The girl has, sadly, not revealed her identity, but we have got to know her better. The comments below have not been moderated. 7 Stratford Place, W1C 1AY, London, Romania, MIRA Rehab SRL. However, tests have not answered the key question about the famous painting's enigmatic subject. A child with Down syndrome suffers from hypotonia, excessive joint flexibility, an increased risk for obesity, short limbs, and neurological and language development delays. Researchers have also identified that Vermeer used pigments from the Peak District to complete the painting, which is sometimes referred to as 'the Dutch Mona Lisa'. Movements done slightly incorrectly may still generate points. More of the research findings have been published online, with explanations from those involved, including scans that mapped the maze of tiny cracks that have formed in the paint. She still has an abnormal curvature of the spine and an attention deficit specific to Down syndrome.In order to assess M’s balance, Berg Balance Scale was used at the beginning of using MIRA. Besides acquiring a degree of independence in children with Down syndrome, kinetic physiotherapy also aims to prevent and correct the associated disabilities. Left: 3D digital microphotograph of the Girl’s right eye: 140x magnification (1.1 μm/pixel). Prevalence is an estimate of how often a condition occurs among a certain group of people. This is important because it serves to correct the starting position as well as the execution form of the movement. Right: The macro-X-ray fluorescence map for iron (Fe) shows Vermeer painted eyelashes using a brown paint. A 3D digital microphotograph of the girl's blue headscarf at a 140x magnification (1.1 μm/pixel). Has also worked as a nurse, karate instructor and started at KinetoBebe Team to offer children real chances for rehabilitation and integration. This improvement in enhanced attention was best observed when she had to collect various objects and place them on the shelves (Grab game), as well as with Izzy the Bee and the fighter pilot (Airplane). Imaging technology has revealed secret details in the 17th century painting 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' by Johannes Vermeer, including eyelashes and a faint green curtain. In the world, 1 in 800 children are born with this syndrome. It was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film in 2003 starring Scarlett Johansson as the fictional Griet and Colin Firth as Vermeer. Started her professional career as a physiotherapist in 2009 in Denmark for 1 year in a school for children with special needs. Children with Down syndrome have multiple malformations, medical conditions, and cognitive impairment because of the presence of extra genetic material from chromosome 21. Approximately 40-50% of children with Down syndrome present congenital heart defects. Digital photograph also more clearly shows the ripples in the curtain behind the girl, which was originally painted green, A multiscale optical coherence tomography (MS-OCT) thickness map of the glaze and varnish layer shows unforeseen volume in the dark surroundings. The red is cochineal, meanwhile, was made from bugs living on cactus plants in Mexico and South America. Since then she has improved on all these areas. Her scores were as follows: At the moment, M attends 2 physical therapy sessions per week with the objective of toning and maintaining adequate muscle tone, correcting spine asymmetry, and improving balance and coordination. After the physiotherapists from the centre evaluated the posture, muscle tone, balance and coordination, they noted that M did not present the pathologies typically associated with Down syndrome. It shows a young woman in a dark shallow space, which some experts believe help draw the viewer's attention exclusively to her. After about 2 months of using the MIRA rehabilitation platform as a complement to physical therapy, a slight improvement during the meetings in attention and concentration was observed. Nevertheless, children have to be supervised when performing the exercises in order to ensure proper working position, the fact they are engaging the relevant body part, as well as the proper execution of movements (compensatory movements of the limbs are highlighted in the platform). Analysis of microscopic paint samples also pinpointed where the pigments Vermeer used had originated.