Evidence-Based Neurorehabilitation Technology
The clinical version of the pioneering “MIT-Manus,” the InMotion ARM™ interactive robot, is the most thoroughly researched device for upper extremity neurorehabilitation.
The InMotion ARM™ patented design† delivers truly interactive, assist-as-needed™, intensive, task-specific upper extremity therapy to neurologic patients.
This continuously interactive robot-patient interaction allows the robot to adapt to patient feedback in
real-time, constantly engaging and challenging the patient while allowing clinicians to deliver intelligent customized therapy.
- Independent randomized clinical trials, including the large “VA ROBOTICS”
RCT utilizing InMotion Robots, have shown they are:
- Effective at reducing impairment, improving function and quality of life even in
severely impaired chronic patients1
- Cost effective2
Overview of a typical InMotion ARM™ robotic therapy session:
- Therapist selects appropriate treatment protocol
- Robot prompts patient to initiate movement
- Patient initiates or attempts movement
- Robot senses patient movement and provides continuous adaptive real-time assist-as-needed™ support ensuring movement is completed successfully
- Robot provides performance feedback to both
patient and therapist
- Therapist continues to engage patient and objectively
plans next steps
InMotion ARM™ hardware
Robotic arm with 3 active degrees-of-freedom
Universal design for fast and easy patient setup
- Adjustable-height robot and workstation
- Adults and small-body people may
use the same device
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
Correlated with traditional assessment scales:
Fugl-meyer, Motor-Power and NIH stroke scale performance*
InMotion ARM™ software
Intensive — 1024 movements per therapy session
Evidence-based treatment protocols.
25 different therapy protocols allowing clinicians to customize treatment for adults and children
Therapeutic exercise games for:
- Motor planning
- Eye-hand coordination
- Attention, visual field deficits/neglect
- Massed practice
Performance feedback metrics
* Bosecker Caittlyn MS, Dipietro Laura, Volpe BT, Krebs HI “Kinematic Robot-Based Evaluation Scales and Clinical Counterparts to Measure Upper Limb Motor Performance in Patients With Chronic Stroke” Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 24(1) 62-69 , 2010.
1 Extensive bibliography, for more information please contact IMT.
2 An Economic Analysis of Robot-Assisted Therapy for Long-Term Upper-Limb Impairment After Stroke. Stroke 2011, 42:2630-2632.
† US PATENT 5466213 “Interactive Robotic Therapist”