BIONIK Laboratories, a company based in Toronto, Canada, is releasing a new version of its InMotion ARM/HAND robotic system for stroke rehab training. The system is used for intensive motor therapy, consisting of two robots that work together to train reaching and grasp & release movements at the same time.
The user is asked to perform different movements with the arm and hands as they’re strapped into the robot. As the person does these, the system monitors the movements and the robot automatically helps out to make sure they’re completed properly. The brain works together with the muscles to learn these movements and to speed up rehabilitation.
“The goal of our new generation InMotion ARM/HAND is to enable rehabilitation facilities to enhance their treatment programs for patients recovering from stroke or other neurological injury who are ready to retrain reach and grasp functionality,” in a published statement said Dr. Eric Dusseux, CEO, BIONIK Laboratories. “Along with the improved reporting capabilities, we believe our innovative technology will enable clinicians to improve the patient rehabilitation process and achieve greater recovery for stroke survivors.”
Some of the new features of the new InMotion ARM/HAND, according to BIONIK Labs:
- Enhanced hand-rehabilitation technology: The updated hand robot provides therapy focused on hand opening and grasping for patients ready to retrain reach and grasp functional tasks.
- InMotion EVAL: The InMotion ARM/HAND offers the ability to assess hand movements in a precise and objective manner, allowing the clinician to better measure and quantify a patient’s progress and response to therapy.
- Improved, comprehensive reporting: Optimized report formats provide improved documentation of patient outcomes, improved ease of use and enhanced interpretation of evaluation results, allowing clearer indications of progress over their complete rehabilitation journey, all on one screen.
Product page: InMotion ARM/HAND…
Via: BIONIK Laboratories…