Limitations of Conventional Arm and Hand Therapy
- Severity prevents practice
- Difficult to keep patients motivated
- Limited number of repetitions
- Therapy limited by availability of therapists
- Unclear feedback regarding progress and performance
- Changing needs of patients
Advantages of ArmeoSpring Therapy
Self-Initiated Movement Therapy
By providing arm weight support, the ArmeoSpring enables patients to use any remaining motor functions and encourages them to achieve a higher number of reach and grasp movements based on specific therapy goals.
As all activity during the training is based on the patient’s own movements, this repetitive training leads to better, faster results and improved long-term outcomes.
Simultaneous Arm and Hand Therapy in a 3D Workspace
The ArmeoSpring allows simultaneous arm and hand training in an extensive 3D workspace with six degrees of freedom.
This enables patients to practice the movements important for their therapy progress and daily life. The ArmeoSpring supports 1D (joint-specific), 2D and 3D movements.
The ergonomic and adjustable exoskeleton of the ArmeoSpring embraces the whole arm, from shoulder to hand, and counterbalances the weight of the patient’s arm.
Built-in sensors record the active movements and all joint angles during the therapy session.
An extensive library of motivating game-like Augmented Performance Feedback exercises has been designed to train core movement patterns that are commonly used in activities of daily living.
Immediate performance feedback motivates patients and helps to improve their motor abilities, leading to more independence in daily routine and therefore better quality of life.
Increased Therapy Efficiency
The ArmeoSpring enables therapists to deliver higher training efficiency (more hours per day) thanks to self-directed therapy, which may lead to better long-term outcomes.
This is possible by reducing the need for continuous therapeutic guidance, thus giving therapists the possibility to supervise more than one patient at a time. Furthermore, self-directed therapy enables patients to reach an even higher therapy intensity through extra training during after-hours and weekends.
The ArmeoSpring precisely records how patients perform during their therapy sessions.
Standardized Assessment Tools evaluate the sensor data of the device to investigate specific patient function, including movement ranges. 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.
Part of a Modular Therapy Concept
The ArmeoSpring is part of the unique and modular Armeo Therapy Concept, the world’s first upper extremity concept that covers the whole “Continuum of Rehabilitation” with one software platform throughout a range of devices, each developed for a specific stage of rehabilitation–from early rehabilitation to long-term recovery.
The ArmeoSpring is the preferred therapy choice for arm and hand rehabilitation of the widest range of patients.
Scientific Evidence of Arm and Hand Rehabilitation with ArmeoSpring
More than 130 studies have been conducted on the ArmeoSpring including the research versions.
- Self-initiated Movement Therapy
Supplementing upper extremity therapy by ArmeoSpring therapy leads to improved motor function.
- Simultaneous Arm and Hand Therapy in 3D Workspace
“The rehabilitation device creates a permissive environment which allows individuals to practice reaching and drawing movements.”
(Sanchez et al. 2006)
- Ergonomic Exoskeleton
“The ArmeoSpring was designed as ergonomic exoskeleton with integrated springs.”
- Motivating Exercises
The ArmeoSpring allows adaptation of difficulty level to the patient’s abilities, thus patient is never frustrated or bored, but constantly motivated.
- Increased Therapy Efficiency
With ArmeoSpring Training, therapist involvement can be reduced to one forth of the total session time.
Further Clinical Evidence and Reports
All our solutions have been thoroughly tested and researched. Numerous studies have proven them to be effective. On our Knowledge platform we provide an overview of all studies.
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What Experts Say
Improve Efficiency & Outcomes
Increased Number of Repetitions
Reduced Patient Supervision Needed
ExtraTime: Patient Can Train on the Weekend and After Work Hours
Enables Group Settings
“Integrating the ArmeoSpring devices into our group therapy setting has been a huge success! We can now increase the amount of intensive therapy and achieve clinically relevant improvements, without increasing the number of therapists.”
Occupational Therapist former Head of Motorics at a specialized neurorehabilitation hospital