Technologies

We offer technologies that help patients with neurological disabilities and/or paralysis to continue living an active life.

DIEGO from Tyromotion

The DIEGO system by Tyromotion is a robotic arm and shoulder rehabilitation device for rehabilitating patients with limited arm function. The device measures the range-of-motion of the affected limb and performs functional arm therapy. The DIEGO arm and shoulder therapy system consists of two arm units that hang above the patient, allowing separate therapeutic treatments for each arm. The DIEGO system provides a weight easing function for the patient‘s arm, allowing for physiological movement of the affected limbs throughout many phases of rehabilitation. The device is adjustable and can be adapted to the specific needs of a patient.

ArmeoSpring from Hocoma

By providing arm weight support, the ArmeoSpring enables patients to use any remaining motor functions and encourages them to achieve a higher number of reach and grasp movements based on specific therapy goals. This repetitive training is based on the patient’s own movements, which leads to better, faster results, and improved long-term outcomes.

The ergonomic and adjustable exoskeleton of the ArmeoSpring embraces the whole arm, from shoulder to hand, and counterbalances the weight of the patient’s arm. Built-in sensors record the active movements and all joint angles during the therapy session. An extensive library of motivating, game-like augmented performance feedback exercises have been designed to train core movement patterns commonly used in activities of daily living. Immediate performance feedback motivates patients and helps to improve their motor abilities, leading to more independence in daily routine and better quality of life.

ReWalk

ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) to stand upright, walk, and turn.

Ekso Gait Training (EksoGT)

EskoGT is an exoskeleton, an assistive robotic device for walking. Designed to help patients stand and walk sooner than during traditional rehabilitation, EksoGT works to promote correct movement patterns in all phases of recovery and challenges patients as they progress toward independent ambulation. Clinical evidence suggests that including EksoGT gait training improves functional balance, walking distance, and gait speed in certain patient populations.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive, safe, and painless procedure in which a magnetic field is used to cause electric current to flow in a small targeted region of the brain-via electromagnetic induction. During a TMS procedure, a magnetic field generator, or "coil", is placed on the scalp. The coil is connected to a pulse generator, or stimulator, that delivers a changing electric current to the coil.

TMS is used diagnostically to measure activity and function of specific brain circuits and muscles to evaluate damage in a wide variety of neurological disorders. TMS can also be used as therapeutic tool when using repetitive pulses in neuropathic pain and depression.

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique used to increase or decrease activity in certain regions of the brain. TDCS uses a weak electrical current delivered through wet sponges placed over the scalp to modulate cortical excitability.

Dual X-ray Absorptiometry

Dual X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) is a full-body scanner that measures bone density and soft tissue body composition for lean and fat tissue masses. The machine uses a dual photon beam to scan the total body from head to toe. The DXA scan provides measurements such as hip and knee bone density, total body percent fat, and regional arm, trunk and leg fat as well as lean tissue masses. The process takes approximately 20 minutes.

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality is a computer-generated, three-dimensional environment that patients can interact with in a seemingly real way. Patients may use special electronic equipment such as a helmet with a screen inside (Google Cardboard) or the HTC Vive.