SPINAL CORD INJURY
Improvement in Strength and Function
A pilot study of two patients with incomplete spinal injuries, level C4-6, that had occurred greater than two years ago, was conducted at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. Patients received treatment on the InMotion ARM™ robot for 18 sessions over 6 weeks with one arm followed by 18 sessions over 6 weeks with the other arm. Patients showed changes greater than 10% in Fugl-Meyer Scores and 20% in the Motor Power Scales. The study also showed that while one arm was treated, both arms showed comparable improvement.
Krebs, H.I., Dipietro, L., Levy-Tzedek, S., Fasoli, S., Rykman, A., Zipse, J., Fawcett, J., Stein, J., Poizner, H., Lo, A., Volpe, B.T., Hogan, N., “A Paradigm Shift for Rehabilitation Robots,” IEEE-EMBS Magazine, 27:4:61-70 (2008)