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 Arm and Hand Training
By providing arm weight support, the ArmeoSpring encourages the patients to achieve a higher number of arm and hand movements based on specific therapy goals.
Simultaneous arm and hand therapy in a large workspace
The ArmeoSpring allows simultaneous arm and hand training in an extensive workspace.
This enables patients to practice the movements important for their therapy progress. The ArmeoSpring supports 1D (joint-specific), 2D and 3D movements.
The ergonomic and adjustable patient interface of the ArmeoSpring embraces the whole arm, from shoulder to hand, and counterbalances the weight of the patient’s arm.
An extensive library of motivating game-like Augmented Performance Feedback exercises has been designed to train strength and range of motion needed for activities of daily living.
Immediate performance feedback motivates patients and helps to improve their motor abilities.
The ArmeoSpring enables therapists to deliver higher training efficiency (more hours per day) thanks to self-directed therapy.
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 a patient’s motor function such as joint range of motion. The results can be used to analyze and document the patient’s state and therapy progress. Results can then be shared with the patient and other clinicians.
Part of a Modular Therapy Concept
The ArmeoSpring is part of the modular Armeo Therapy Concept, an upper extremity concept that covers the “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 provides exercises for arm and hand rehabilitation of a wide range of patients.
Scientific Evidence of Arm and Hand Rehabilitation with ArmeoSpring
More than 50 studies have been conducted on the ArmeoSpring including the research versions.
- Self-initiated training
“Supplementing upper extremity therapy with ArmeoSpring exercises leads to improved motor abilities.” (Bartolo 2014)
- Simultaneous arm and hand therapy in a large workspace
“The rehabilitation device creates a permissive environment which allows individuals to practice reaching and drawing movements.” (Sanchez et al. 2006)
- Ergonomic Device
“The ArmeoSpring was designed as an ergonomic patient interface with integrated springs.” (Rudhe 2012)
- Motivating Exercises
The ArmeoSpring allows adaptation of difficulty level to the patient’s abilities, thus patient is never frustrated or bored, but constantly motivated. (Zimmerli 2012)
- Increased Efficiency
With ArmeoSpring Training, therapist involvement can be reduced to one forth of the total session time. (Zariffa 2012)
What Experts Say
Improve Efficiency & Intensity
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 exercise, without increasing the number of therapists.” Helmut Krause, Occupational Therapist former Head of Motorics at a specialized neurorehabilitation hospital
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