Bionik Laboratories Corp. has announced the commercial launch of its newest generation InMotion ARM/HAND robotic system for clinical rehabilitation of stroke survivors and those with mobility impairments due to neurological conditions.
The Company showcased the new technology for the first time at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting last week in Washington, D.C., USA
The improved new generation InMotion ARM/HAND was developed according to the same principals of motor learning and neuro-plasticity that were incorporated into the original InMotion ARM robotic system.
It utilises artificial intelligence and data analysis to provide individualised therapy and reports that empower patients and the company boasts the following new features:
Enhanced hand-rehabilitation technology: The updated hand robot provides therapy focused on hand opening and grasping for patients ready to retrain reach and grasp functional tasks.
InMotion EVAL: The InMotion ARM/HAND offers the ability to assess hand movements in a precise and objective manner, allowing the clinician to better measure and quantify a patient’s progress and response to therapy.
Improved, comprehensive reporting: Optimised report formats provide improved documentation of patient outcomes, improved ease of use and enhanced interpretation of evaluation results, allowing clearer indications of progress over their complete rehabilitation journey, all on one screen.
“The goal of our new generation InMotion ARM/HAND is to enable rehabilitation facilities to enhance their treatment programs for patients recovering from stroke or other neurological injury who are ready to retrain reach and grasp functionality,” said Dr. Eric Dusseux, CEO, Bionik Laboratories.
“Along with the improved reporting capabilities, we believe our innovative technology will enable clinicians to improve the patient rehabilitation process and achieve greater recovery for stroke survivors.”
InMotion robotic systems have been sold in more than 15 countries to help stroke survivors and those with other neurological conditions to regain arm and hand movement by training shoulder protraction/retraction, flexion/extension, abduction/adduction, internal/external rotation, elbow flexion/extension and hand grasp/release.
InMotion robotic therapy guides the patient through specific tasks, aiming to improve motor control of the arm and hand by increasing strength, range of motion and coordination, and assisting with the provision of efficient, effective, intensive sensorimotor therapy.