The ArmeoSpring is based on an ergonomic arm exoskeleton with integrated springs. It embraces the whole arm, from shoulder to the hand, and counterbalances an adjustable part of the weight of the patients’ arm, enhancing any residual function and neuromuscular control, and assisting active movement across a large 3D workspace.
The pressure sensitive handgrip is not only an input device for exercises, but also a computer interface for the software and computer games, and can be removed for functional training of real life tasks.
The Augmented Performance Feedback for ArmeoSpring contains a extensive library of game-like movement exercises supported by a virtual-reality training environment.
The ArmeoSpring was developed together with leading researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and clinical evaluation was conducted at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
By integrating the ArmeoSpring solution into its daily clinical routine, the occupational therapy team at St. Mauritius Therapieklinik has managed to achieve its objectives efficiently and effectively. The team has defined a clinical pathway, grouping patients according to their degree of motor impairment. Those with similar impairments are trained in groups, with each therapist supervising two patients simultaneously.
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"We are thrilled to see how upper extremity rehabilitation in stroke patients can be enhanced with this therapy – our first clinical experiences are very positive".
Sarah Housman, Occupational Therapist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, USA
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