InMotion WRIST™

The InMotion WRIST is an evidence based and research proven interactive rehabilitation device that senses patient movements and limitations, and provides assistance-as-needed™. It can accommodate the range of motion of a normal wrist in everyday tasks and can be used by clinicians as a stand-alone treatment option or in addition to the InMotion ARM. The InMotion WRIST enables clinicians to efficiently deliver optimum intensive sensorimotor wrist and forearm therapy to patients with neurological conditions. The InMotion WRIST has been sold in over 20 countries, including the United States for rehabilitation. Extensive research has shown it to be effective, especially for stroke and cerebral palsy.

Clinical Degrees of Freedom

  • Wrist abduction/adduction
  • Wrist flexion/extension
  • Forearm pronation/supination
  • Wrist and forearm combination

Task Specific Movement Training

  • Initiation
  • Smoothness
  • Coordination
  • Accuracy
  • Efficiency
  • Range
  • Stabilization
  • Adaptive Resistance
 

Overview of a typical InMotion WRIST robotic therapy session:

  1. Therapist selects appropriate treatment protocol
  2. Robot prompts patient to initiate movement
  3. Patient initiates or attempts movement
  4. Robot senses patient movement and provides continuous adaptive real-time
    assist-as-needed™ support ensuring movement is completed successfully
  5. Robot provides performance feedback to both patient and therapist
  6. Therapist continues to engage patient and objectively plans next steps

Sample plots for a stroke patient at admission and discharge following robotic therapy

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Admission Plot

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Discharge Plot

System Components


InMotion Wrist Hardware

Robotic arm with 3 active degrees-of-freedom that is universal design for fast and easy patient setup. 

  • Adjustable-height robot and workstation 
  • Adults and small-body people may use the same device

InMotion WRIST Demo

InMotion WRIST

InMotion Wrist Software

Intenstive - 1024 movements per therapy session with evidence-based treatment protocols. 25 different therapy protocols allowing clinicians to customize treatment for adults and children.Therapeutic exercise games for:
  • Motor planning
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Attention, visual field deficits/neglect
  • Massed practice

Performance feedback metrics


* Bosecker Caittlyn MS, Dipietro Laura, Volpe BT, Krebs HI “Kinematic Robot-Based Evaluation Scales and Clinical Counterparts to Measure Upper Limb Motor Performance in Patients With Chronic Stroke” Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 24(1) 62-69 , 2010.
1 Extensive bibliography, for more information please contact IMT.
2 An Economic Analysis of Robot-Assisted Therapy for Long-Term Upper-Limb Impairment After Stroke. Stroke 2011, 42:2630-2632.
† US PATENT 5466213 “Interactive Robotic Therapist”

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