Limitations of Conventional Treatments
- Severity prevents practice.
- Difficult to keep patients motivated throughout the rehabilitation process.
- Limited number of repetitions.
- Therapy limited by availability of therapists.
- Unclear feedback regarding progress and performance.
Advantages of ArmeoPower Therapy
Highly Intensive Therapy
The ArmeoPower has been specifically designed for arm and hand therapy of patients with severe to moderate impairments.
The device enables even patients with severe movement impairments to perform exercises with a high number of repetitions (high intensity), which is paramount for relearning motor function.
Assist-as-needed Movement Guidance
The ArmeoPower is able to recognize when the patient is not able to carry out a movement and assists the patient’s arm as much as needed to successfully reach the goal of the exercise.
The ArmeoPower allows to set the robotic support level to provide assist-as-needed support to the patient’s individual abilities.
Arm Weight Support in an Extensive 3D Workspace
ArmeoPowers exoskeleton provides Arm Weight Support in an extensive three-dimensional workspace.
This enables patients to practice 1D, 2D and 3D movements and focus on those movements that are important for their therapy progress and for regaining arm and hand function.
Game-like virtual reality and augmented performance exercises motivate patients to train actively.
An extensive library of motivating game-like virtual reality and augmented performance exercises has been designed to train core movement patterns that are commonly used in activities of daily living.
Increased Therapy Efficiency
The ArmeoPower improves therapy efficiency by reducing the therapist’s physical effort and the need for continuous therapeutic guidance. This gives therapists the possibility to increase therapy volume by supervising more than one patient at a time.
ArmeoPower enables therapists to use their clinical know-how focusing on the optimal therapy planning, instead of manually delivering many repetitions.
Standardized Assessment Tools enable objective analysis and documentation of patient progress.
Standardized Assessment Tools evaluate the sensor and motor data to investigate specific patient motor functions, including movement ranges and forces. The results can be used to analyze and document the patient’s state and therapy progress in order to further optimize therapy. Results can then be shared with the patient and other clinicians.
Hand Function Training (Optional)
Enables severely impaired patients to practice hand opening and closing through assist-as-needed support. It empowers patients to train the whole movement chain from shoulders to fingers.
The game-like Virtual Reality and Augmented Performance Feedback exercises motivate patients during hand function training.
Part of a Modular Therapy Concept
The ArmeoPower is part of the unique and modular Armeo Therapy Concept, the upper extremity concept that covers the continuum of Rehabilitation throughout a range of devices, each developed for a specific stage of rehabilitation – from early rehabilitation to long-term recovery.
The ArmeoPower is a robotic device intended for the rehabilitation of patients with severe to moderate impairments in upper limb function. The ArmeoPower provides functional training to improve upper limb function.
Scientific Evidence of Arm and Hand Rehabilitation with ArmeoPower
Training with ArmeoPower leads to clinically relevant improvements in upper limb function in patients with severe to moderate impairments in upper limb function
- Improvement in Upper Limb Function
Training with ArmeoPower leads to clinically relevant improvements in upper limb function in patients with severe to moderate impairments in upper limb function.
(Klamroth-Marganska et al. 2014, Mehrholz et al. 2018, Palermo et al. 2018, Iosa et al. 2021, Krakauer et al. 2021, Rong et al. 2021)
- Most Severely Affected Patients Profit Most From Robot Assisted Therapy
In a large, randomized controlled trial in patients with stroke, those most severely affected profited most from the robotic arm training.
(Klamroth-Marganska, V., et al. 2014)
Further Clinical Evidence and Reports
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What Experts Say
Improve Efficiency and Outcomes
Early Start of Therapy
Increased Intensity – High number of repeitions
Enables Therapist to Supervise More Than One Patient at a Time