InMotion EVAL™ — World’s First Intelligent Evaluation System
- Quantifies upper extremity motor control and movement recovery
- Establishes a baseline and measures progress to
- Determine medical necessity
- Justify continuation of treatment based upon measurable gains
- Measures effectiveness of treatment intervention (robotic and other)
- Five evaluation tests
- Takes about 20 minutes
- Robot generates 4 evaluation reports
- Uses technology to objectively measure motor control more consistently, reliably and efficiently than human-administered clinical scales.
- First step towards a unified, automated measure of the outcomes
- Robot records kinematic and kinetic elements of upper extremity movement. (Position, Direction, Distance, Area, Time, Force)
- Robot calculates 13 evidence-based measures of motor control that are highly correlated with
Fugl-Meyer, Motor Power and NIH Stroke Scale performance.
- Performance translates to function.
The InMotion Robot calculates 13 new measures of motor control and movement recovery
InMotion Circle Size™ measures the size of the circle which indicates the patient’s range of motor coordination. To perform a functional extremity task: dressing, bathing , feeding etc. A patient must plan, sequence, and time movements over a broad range or area.
InMotion Joint Independence™ measures the patient’s ability to freely coordinate their arm purposefully in all directions. Joint independence is required for functional tasks: placing an arm in a sleeve , grooming hair, giving a hug, etc.
InMotion Stabilization™ measures a patient’s ability to employ shoulder and elbow muscles to stabilize position when external force is applied. Upper extremity weight bearing requires the shoulder and elbow muscles to co-contract to maintain a position. Shoulder and elbow stabilization is essential for resting on an elbow, pushing up from a chair, opening a door, automatic reactions such as protective
Point to Point
InMotion Path Error™ measures the patient’s ability to move accurately along a straight path towards a goal/target/object. Safe, functional reaching requires a person to move their arm directly and efficiently towards an object avoiding other objects along the path. Simple tasks such as reaching for a book and knocking over a glass or reaching for a spoon and bumping into a hot pan would create a safety risk and threaten a person’s ability to live independently. Controlling the movement path is critical to function
InMotion Peak Velocity™ measures the patient’s ability to achieve a maximum velocity. There is safety and efficiency in the ability to move quickly when needed. Moving with greater speed demonstrates the greater ability; however, speed without accuracy and efficiency is
InMotion Mean Velocity™ measures the patient’s ability to move at a functional speed to complete the task in a reasonable period of time.
InMotion Reach Error™ measures the patient’s ability to precisely reach towards the center of a target. An analogy is the archer hitting a bull’s eye. Putting on glasses, placing a hat on a head and picking up a grape all require motor control accuracy.
InMotion Smoothness™ measures the patient’s ability to control changes in acceleration (increases and decreases of speed). Poorly coordinated changes in acceleration result in jerky movements and affects timing. Smooth motor control is required to lift or carry a full cup or eat soup with a spoon.
InMotion Displacement™ measures the ability to move the arm through or against resistance. Reaching while wearing a heavy coat, pushing a baby carriage, opening a door requires a person to function in the presence of resistance.
InMotion Maximum Force
InMotion Maximum Force Measures maximum strength a patient can exert in shoulder flexion, extension, adduction and abduction.
The four shoulder tests: shoulder flexion/extension and shoulder adduction/abduction measure the patient’s ability to generate a maximum force.
Applying forces with shoulder muscle groups is essential for functional independence. Examples include using a hammer, opening a can, push up from a chair, stabilizing balance with a cane, giving a hug,
cutting food, etc.