Evidence-Based Neurorehabilitation Technology
Meet Bryan King — He was 24 when he had his first seizure. Almost a year to the day later, he had another one, followed by a massive stroke, while he was at work.
The cause was a rare form of vasculitis – a condition where the brain produces lesions that then hemorrhage. In Bryan’s case, the resulting clot caused the stroke – which led to a long road of recovery.
Bryan began using the InMotion ARM robot following his subacute stay, when he became an outpatient.
Bryan’s evaluations below show remarkable progress in a very short time. In the span of even 2 weeks, you can see the improvement in his ability to draw a circle, an untrained task, with no assistance.
“It also gives the patient instant feedback within a session that we are able to analyze and change how the patient is performing,” notes therapist Sharyn Uhrig.
For Bryan, robotic therapy has given him the ability to maneuver a kayak again, to continue his love of cooking and retrain his vision.
Bryan recently stopped his robotic therapy when he started “beating the robot” during therapeutic exercises.
Therapists have seen or heard him describe his newfound ability to grip jars and utensils for cooking, to better maneuver kayak paddles, and even to read better from textbooks.