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The InMotion ARM™ Robot

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The InMotion ARM™ Robot is evidence based, intelligent, interactive technology that is capable of continuously adapting to and challenging each patient’s ability. This allows the clinician to efficiently deliver personalized intensive sensorimotor therapy to neurologic patients.

The InMotion WRIST™ exoskeletal robot is capable of lifting even a severely impaired neurologic patient’s hand against gravity, overcoming most forms of hypertonicity. The InMotion WRIST™ exoskeletal robot accommodates the range of motion of a normal wrist in everyday tasks.

Flexion/Extension 60º/60º
Abduction/Adduction 30º/45º
Pronation/Supination 70º/70º

The InMotion HAND™ robot is an add on module to be used with the InMotion ARM™ Robot.  Like our other robots, the InMotion HAND™ is smart, capable of continuously adapting to the needs of each patient — delivering customizable therapy. The hand robot is also capable of providing strength, sensorimotor, sensory and continuos passive motion training  for grasp and release.

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The robots assist patients to significantly increase their exercise repetitions, more so than traditional therapy, resulting in improved performance and recovery.

Persons with arm weakness and decreased function, specifically in the shoulder, elbow and/or wrist and hand, have proven to be excellent candidates to use the InMotion Robots. We utilize the interactive robot to address muscle weakness that is caused by stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury

The robotic arm sits on a desktop, along with a computer monitor. The patient's arm is positioned in a trough connected to the robotic arm. The computer prompts the patient to perform a task such as connecting the dots or drawing the hands of a clock, which is visually tracked on the screen. If the patient does not have the ability to move the upper extremity fully, the robot moves the arm for the person. If the patient can initiate the movement on their own, the robot turns itself off and allows the patient's movement to continue. The robotic arm performs four basic movements that are part of many therapy plans: passive, active assistive, active range of motion and progressive resistance. These exercises, when combined with the purposeful and engaging computer games, allow patients to receive the repetition necessary (up to 1,000 per hour) to achieve the desired range of motion, strength, and ultimately increased function in the arm.

Quantifies upper extremity motor control and movement recovery allowing clinicians to distinguish true recovery from compensation

Establishes a baseline and measures progress to:
Determine medical necessity
Justify continuation of treatment based upon measurable gains

Quantifiable measures for:
Shoulder stabilization
Smoothness of Arm movement
Arms ability to move against resistance
Mean and Maximum arm speed
Arm Reaching error
Joint independence

Task specific to reduce impairments in the affected limb(s) focusing on improving patient’s:
Range of Motion
Coordination
Strength
Movement Speed
Movement Smoothness
Easy-to-use, grab and go set up

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