Robotic Technology & Advanced Physical Therapy Tools | Bacharach

Bacharach’s Robotic Technology and You

Robotic technology brings great advancement to the field of rehabilitation medicine. Rehabilitation robots are effective because they greatly increase the number of times patients perform a given exercise. This is important because repetition has been shown to be key to increased function. The robots also bring an element of play to therapy by incorporating video games.  Patients are engaged in the video games and perform far more repetitions of each exercise than if they were receiving conventional therapy alone.
The robots also record data from each therapy session. The data can be used to measure gains and track improvement. It can also be used to reassure patients that they are making progress and to encourage them to keep doing more.

 

Physical Therapy Tools for Advancing Neurorecovery

Robotic technology enhances the effect of conventional therapy. Bacharach has four gait training robots that deliver physical therapy under the supervision of a physical therapist.

What Is Robotic Therapy?

Robotic therapy is therapy enhanced by the use of carefully engineered technology. The technology may be designed to help patients perform a very specific task. The therapy robots are able to collect performance data, and objectivley measure progress.

What Do Rehabilitation Robots Do?

Rehabilitation robots help therapists ensure that exercises are performed properly. They often help to support the patient’s body weight so that patients can particpate for longer periods of time before tiring. They measure improvements and they provide objective reporting and assessment.

Gait Training

What Is Robotic Gait Training?

Many neurologic conditions affect the ability to walk. Stroke, brain injury, MS. Parkinson’s disease and other neurologic conditions can interfere with the nerve signals that make muscles move, limiting the ability to walk properly.  Gait training helps the brain rebuild neural pathways while strengthening muscles.

Physical Therapy Tools: The Lokomat Pro by Hocoma

The LokomatPro provides highly repetitive physiological traning, especially for severely impaired patients. It features supported treadmill training. The patient’s body weight  is safely supported by a harness. The Lokomat moves legs in a natural but controlled walking pattern, strengthening and training impaired muscles. It provides highly intensive, individualized training. Patients are motivated by constant video feedback challenging them to perform the leg movements properly.

 

Physical Therapy Tools: The Lokomat Peds by Hocoma

The Lokomat can be used by children as young as 4 with the addition of specially sized orthoses. It is a powerful rehabilitation tool for children with Cerebral Palsy, developmental delays, genetic disorders, stroke and other neurological conditions.

 

Physical Therapy Tools: Erigo Pro by Hocoma

The Erigo Pro is a tilt table for early rehabilitation. It allows early and safe mobilization even for immobile patients. The Erigo provides supported walking movements, stimulating circulation and encouraging mobility.

Physical Therapy Tools: Andago by Hocoma

The Andago provides safe and free overground gait training. It helps patients walk naturally, triggering continuous physiological input. It uses mobile robotic technology to sense a patient’s movement and actively follows. I provides dynamic body weight support and bridges the gap between treadmill and free walking.

Arm, Shoulder and Hand Therapy

 

Occupational Therapy Tools: The InMotion ARM by Bionik Laboratories

The InMotion ARM robot provides evidence-based neurorehabilitation technology for stroke, cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury patients. The robot’s interactive technology continuously adapts to each patient’s ability. Initially, the robot does most of the work, but it does less and less as the patient grows stronger and gains better control.

Occupational Therapy Tools: The Armeo Spring by Hocoma

The Armeo Spring by Hocoma helps patients improve reach and grasp functions. It provides self-initiated robotic therapy for the arm and hand in a 3D workspace. The Armeo’s Augmented Performance Feedbak exercises train core movement patterns used in the acitivities of daily living.

 

Occupational Therapy Tools: DIEGO by Tyromotion

The Diego offers robotic-assisted arm and shoulder rehabilitation. It features an upper extremity unit for patients with limited motor function of the arm. Patients may use it for one arm or both arms. The Diego plays engaging videos to motivate and encourage patients during therapy.

Occupational Therapy Tools: AMADEO by Tyromotion

The AMADEO is a robot that provides hand rehabilitation. Stroke, brain injury and other neurological conditions can limit the function in a hand or hands. The AMADEO simulates natural grasping motions and executes automated movement sequences. It offers Continuous Passive Motion therapy as well as active interactive training.

Additional Neurorecovery Robots

 

Occupational Therapy Tools: MYRO, PABLO and TYMO by Tyromotion

The MYRO is an interactive cognitive screen. Its surface supports task-oriented cognitive and functional rehabilitation. It combines pressure sensitivity, sensor precision and a scalable area of motion.

The PABLO provides interactive therapies for the whole body – hand, fingers, arms, legs, trunk and head.

The TYMO is sensor-based balance therapy for static and dynamic evaluation. Improves balance and postural control. It is effective for neurologic and orthopedic patients of all ages.

Occupational Therapy Tools: Neurosensorimotor Integrator (NSI) by RBK Instruments

50″ HD touch screen improves eye-hand coordination, visual reaction time, occulomotor skills, visual motor skills and neuro-cognitive skills.

Occupational Therapy Tools: The DriveSafety CDS 200

The DriveSafety CDS 200 offers a complete simulated experience to address driving related issues. It allows therapists to measure physical functioning, cognition and vision.

Physical Therapy Tools: The RT300 FES by Restorative Therapies

The FES puoses stimulate peripheral nerves evoking muscle contractions and patterned muscle activity.