Helping to restore arm function and neurologic recovery
The Armeo®Spring system is a robotic device that helps patients with minimal function in their arms due to cerebral, neurologic, spinal, muscular and bone-related disorders. The device is adjustable and supports the patient at the forearm and upper arm with a robotic exoskeleton that counterbalances the weight of the arm. This makes it easier for the patient to overcome gravity while performing upper-limb movements. Movement patterns of the upper limbs are complex—the robotic exoskeleton stabilizes the arm, moving with the movements of the arm. This facilitates repetitive movement, which increases neurologic recovery.
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital therapists use the ArmeoSpring for patients with neurologic conditions—stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease—to help them regain the ability to perform tasks without any help. The device records the patient’s progress based on each treatment session, so the therapist can track improvement in arm movement. ArmeoSpring treatment complements both inpatient and outpatient occupational therapy sessions, helping people achieve the best possible motor control. As a result, they are better able to complete a functional task, such as getting dressed or reaching for an item on a shelf.