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BIONIK Laboratories Corp launches its newest generation InMotion ARM/HAND robotic system for clinical rehabilitation of stroke survivors and those with mobility impairments due to neurological conditions.
The new technology, which made its official debut recently at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting (APTA CSM) in Washington, DC, includes the following new features, according to the Toronto-based company:
- Enhanced hand-rehabilitation technology: provides therapy focused on hand opening and grasping for patients ready to retrain reach and grasp functional tasks.
- InMotion EVAL: assesses hand movements precisely and objectively, allowing clinicians to better measure and quantify patient progress.
- Improved, comprehensive reporting: improved documentation of patient outcomes, easier use and enhanced interpretation of evaluation results, allowing clearer progress indications over the complete rehabilitation journey, all on one screen.
“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. 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,” says Dr Eric Dusseux, CEO, BIONIK Laboratories, in a media release.
“We’re pleased to unveil the new generation InMotion ARM/HAND at APTA CSM and to showcase its functionality to some of the leading minds in physical therapy,” he adds.
[Source(s): BIONIK Laboratories Corp, Business Wire]
An introductory, comprehensive textbook covering all aspects of the occupational needs of clients with neurological conditions. Written from an occupational perspective and for the needs of occupational therapists and their clients Ideal for students and newly qualified practitioners to provide them with an overview of this key area of practice Includes case studies to place material within the context of practice Officially endorsed by the College of Occupational Therapists
The research of robotics for the rehabilitation of neurological conditions has increased in the last decade. The technological advances of the 21st century are bringing robotics to all domains of our society (Morone et al., 2014).
Our research site has been focusing upon the application of robotic technology for neurological conditions. Our current robotic research is on the upper and lower motor function in patients with stroke (CVA), spinal cord injury (SCI), and brain injury (BI). The research of robotics in the rehabilitation of neurological conditions has been constrained by cost and lack of insurance coverage. In the United States the use of robotics in health care has the potential to deliver highly intensive activity-based therapy (Scott and Dukelow, 2011). Loss of motor function is a result and consequence of neurological disorders (Moreno et al., 2011). The stroke prevalence is estimated at 2.9%, or a new stroke occurs every 40 seconds. While spinal cord injury has an incidence rate of traumatic SCI from 12.1 to 57.8 per million (Moreno et al., 2011). Additionally, other neurological diseases such as, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy…