In this clip from CNN’s “The Next List”, a patient describes the progress he’s
made with robot assisted therapy.
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Na América Latina, apenas as unidades da Rede possuem o InMotion, que estimula a movimentação de membros superiores
WHITE PLAINS, NY – April 8, 2013 – In keeping with The Burke mission to help reduce disability from illness or injury, The Burke Medical Research Institute has launched a new Restorative Neurology Clinic to assist patients who have suffered a neurological condition such as stroke, spinal cord injury or other disorder that causes paralysis or weakness in the upper extremities of the body regain function. Read more
Experts used to think that when a region of the brain is damaged, its function is lost forever.
However, new studies revealed that the brain can reorganize itself after injury so that when nerve cells die, their functions are taken over by other cells.
This is the principle behind neuro-plasticity which is also the science behind the groundbreaking In-Motion Robotic Therapy—a revolutionary technology that helps patients relearn arm movements that were affected by stroke. Read more
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun
June 2, 2013
One night in 1999, a rash of frightening sensations hit Paul Titus all at once.
His left arm went numb. His left eye began twitching. He couldn’t speak without slurring.
Unaware what the symptoms meant, he was slow to call for help. When his ischemic stroke was finally over, he was paralyzed on his left side and for 14 years he needed a leg brace and cane just to stay upright.
One morning last week, Titus smiled as he loped along on a treadmill in a makeshift gym. A high-tech, brace-like device wrapped his left ankle, monitoring his gait 200 times per second and supplying energy boosts as needed.
“I think I’m [finally] getting close to getting rid of my cane,” he said, huffing as he went.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Researchers at the VA Maryland Health Care System have found that an adaptive approach to stroke treatment can help stroke survivors improve gait. Using a specialized ankle robot – Anklebot − researchers can train participants in various ways to improve control of their weakened leg, either by playing videogames from a seated position or during task-oriented locomotor training on a treadmill. Read more
Olioid GmbH, IMT’s German representative, shares information about InMotion Robotic Devices at Therapie-Leipzig, Trade Fair and Congress for Therapy, Medical Rehabilitation and Prevention in Leipzig, Germany, March 21-23, 2013.
It’s been 24 years since MIT scientists began looking into using robots to help stroke victims recover motor skills.
Because neuroscience research points to evidence that the brain is not hard-wired — it’s flexible and can recover from injury — MIT professors Neville Hogan and Hermano I. Krebs at the Newman Lab for biomechanics and human rehabilitation are using advanced robotic technology to enhance the brain’s ability to recover from neurologic injury.
Through the MIT-Manus project, they led a team to develop robotic devices that help clinicians deliver intensive interactive therapy in an efficient manner. The robots help with the same movements that patients perform with physical therapists’ guidance, but patients can do far more repetitions with the robots. Plus, the robots can objectively measure each patient’s progress.
A top local hospital is using mobile technology, robotics, and modern medical science to take care of perhaps the human body’s most under-appreciated part — the hand.
Cardinal Santos Medical Center recently launched the CSMC Hand Center, a one-stop-shop for all ailments of the hand, which it defines as from the fingers to the upper extremities, including the palm, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.
The hospital also acquired InMotion Robots — developed through research in medical engineering at the Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation at the famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) — that offer robotic solutions for rehabilitation therapy, which Cardinal Santos says is a first in the country.
HOSPI Co., Ltd., Interactive Motion Technologies’ distribution partner in South Korea, helped to celebrate the opening of Chungnam National University Hospital, a new rehabilitation center, by demonstrating the InMotion ARM Robot to many physicians.