New Device Helps Control Arm Movement of Stroke VictimBy Rehab Management: Rehab Today,
Publication Date: May 2007
Article focuses on the Myomo e100 NeuroRobotic System from Myomo, which is a wearable, portable device that allows clients to initiate and control movement of partially paralyzed limbs via their own biological systems. The device engages and reinforces neurological and motor pathways in order to help people to learn how to move affected muscles. Through Myomo’s NeuroRobotics technology, the device detects electrical muscle activity signals from the skin’s surface, and employs proprietary system software to facilitate the movement of weakened muscles. The device provides power-assist only while a patient’s muscles are firing as he or she attempts movement during a therapy session. With this capability, patients have an opportunity to stop in real time during the execution of a targeted training task, and to evaluate performance and re-adjust positioning as they train toward muscle re-education.
Published by: Ascend Media LLC (Website:http://www.ascendmedia.com)
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