InMotion Robots are the result of groundbreaking medical engineering research at the Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The system has been tested by leading medical centers in dozens of controlled clinical trials including large randomized controlled clinical trials. We have learned interactive robotic therapy is optimized by allowing the robots to focus on reducing impairment and allowing the therapist to assist on translating the gains in impairment into function.
IMT’s modular, “gym-of-robots” systems approach to neurorehabilitation is the only system designed to optimize the use of robotics for neurorehabilitation in a manner that is consistent with the latest clinical research and neuroscience, taking into account the latest understandings on motor learning interference and motor memory consolidation
InMotion Robots converges on an emerging class of machines designed to cooperate physically with humans.The InMotion Robot’s exceptional capacity for measurement and immediate interactive response sets it apart from other therapy systems.
- The interactive robot senses the patient’s movement and responds to a patient’s continually-changing ability.
- Like an experienced clinician the robot then guides the exercise treatment accordingly:
- If the patient is unable to move, the robot gently assists the patient to initiate movement towards the target.
- If coordination is a problem, the robot “guides” the movement, allowing the patient to move towards the target and making certain that the patient is practicing the movement the correct way.
- As the patient gains movement control, the robot provides less assistance and continually
challenges the patient .
- Provides quantifiable feedback on progress and performance.