InMotion Interactive Therapy™

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InMotion Interactive Therapy improves upper-extremity motor retraining for patients with neurological conditions and injuries. The InMotion ARM, ARM/HAND and WRIST Robots greatly enhance the therapist’s ability to drive repetition and neuroplasticity, helping to restore motor function and improve outcomes.

Extensive Evidence Base: 25+ years of Research and more than 150 Independent Peer-reviewed Publications including 1700 Patents

InMotionRobots have been tested by leading medical centers in more than 150, independent controlled clinical trials, including large randomized, double-blind, peer-reviewed clinical studies. This massive amount of independent research has yieled a large body of evidence documenting improved outcomes across a wide range of patient populations:

Improved Outcomes Across a Wide Range of Patient Polulations

- Adult  and Pediatric patients (4 years and older)
- Acute, subacute and chronic phases of recovery
- Severe, moderate and mild levels of impairment

BIONIK's modular systems approach to neurorehabilitation is designed to optimize the use of robotics and is consistent with the latest neuro-scientific research.  InMotion Interactive Therapy serves as an effective adjunct to existing physical and occupational therapy approaches.

Clinically Significant Results

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In a multi-center, randomized controlled trial involving 127 chronic stroke patients with moderate to severe upper-limb impairment, our assist-as-needed™ therapy demonstrated significant improvement in arm movement, function and quality of life. The study also found that “the improvements provide evidence of potential long-term benefits of rehabilitation and challenge the widely held clinical belief that gains in motor function are not possible for long term stroke survivors.”1

In a controlled clinical study involving 56 stroke inpatients, the motor skills of the robot-treated group improved significantly more than the control group. Analysis showed that interactive robotic therapy significantly reduced motor impairment of the treated limbs, doubling the impairment reduction.2

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Advanced Robotic Technology

Our robotic products have exceptional capacity for measurement and immediate interactive response, which sets them apart from other therapy systems.

  • Senses the patient’s movement and responds to a patient’s continually-changing ability
  • Robots guide 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

1. Lo. A.C., et.al “Robot-Assisted Therapy for Long-Term Upper Limb Impairment after Stroke,” New England Journal of Medicine, 362:1772, May 13, 2010

2. Volpe, B.T., Krebs, H.I., Hogan, N., Edelstein, O.L., Diels, C and Aisen, M., A Novel Approach to Stroke Rehabilitation Robot-Assisted Sensori-motor Stimulation, Neurology, 54 (2000) 1938-44

Richard, Physical Therapist, 6 months
post stroke:

“The robot is fun to use… and I’m improving with every session. It’s a phenomenal piece of equipment.”