InMotion® Interactive Therapy

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.

What do Clinicians and Patients Say about InMotion® Interactive Therapy?

Use of the InMotion ARM®
 for Stroke and SCI rehabilitation at
The Tallahassee Memorial Rehabilitation Center 

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

InMotion® Robots 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


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


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., “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.”