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The Myomo e100 NeuroRobotic System is a new category of medical device technology designed to help individuals relearn how to move partially paralyzed arms after stroke. The device does not require surgery, oral medicine or electrical stimulation. Instead the Myomo e100 employs advanced NeuroRobotics technology to allow individuals to self initiate and control movement of affected limbs using their own biological signals.
The lightweight, portable robotic device is worn on a patient's arm. A sensor that sits on the skin's surface is used to detect a person's muscle signal as he or she attempts movement. When muscles fire, the signal is processed to the robot to assist the person in achieving movement of the affected arm. The device facilitates goal-oriented training in seated, standing or ambulatory activities depending on patient ability.
Published research has shown that individuals who have had neurologic injuries up to 20 years ago may still benefit from using the Myomo e100 NeuroRobotic System under the guidance of a licensed occupational or physical therapist. Moreover, therapists can customize the device and therapy program for each patient.
The technology was invented by MIT scientists who established Boston-based Myomo, Inc. to introduce the innovation to the stroke community at large after years of development.
Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital is the first facility in the country to offer customizable treatment programs using the Myomo e100 NeuroRobotic System.
With the help of Myomo you can move your arm effortlessly throughout your daily activities. Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital has the neuro robotic stroke recovery technology that will help teach you how to move again.
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Patriot Ledger, July 12, 2007
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Patriot Ledger, May 9, 2007