At the Allure Group, we have long taken a keen interest in how innovation and technology could improve patient care. Eldercare is a field ripe for disruption, especially as senior populations grow and with them, the need for better treatment. I’m excited that my company is expanding its services and capabilities through robotic equipment designed to help seniors that suffer from conditions that compromise movement.
In fact, we’re launching five new robotic technologies at our King David Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. We hope these will change the game for the elderly New Yorkers we are honored to care for.
Want to learn more about the technologies we are launching? See below for more information on each piece of robotic equipment we are integrating, also detailed in the company’s May Newsletter.
For patients beginning to regain movement of the arm and hand, the Armeo Spring’s aim is to rehabilitate those who have suffered partial arm paralysis. Through arm weight support, patients can maintain and restore motor skills, improve their coordination, and learn new movement processes in an independent setting. Used by those who have suffered strokes, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s, and other movement disorders, Armo Spring is a safe, self-initiated machine that can help patients achieve their therapeutic goals.
The Armeo Senso is a sensor-based system that capitalizes on progress made during the acute stage of rehabilitation. Also called “self-directed arm therapy,” this tech allows for the continuation of high intensity, self-initiated upper extremity movements for patients with mild to moderate impairment. The device corresponds with a computer program with a game-like interface. As a whole, Armeo Senso is versatile and easy to use, and may be used to rehabilitate people who have suffered impaired function due to a neurological disorder, cerebral palsy, brain injury, Parkinson’s, or other movement/muscular disorders.
The Lokomat facilitates the process of “relearning” how to walk by strengthening and training impaired muscle groups for patients with neurological disorders. Individuals are supported in a harness above a treadmill as a robotic exoskeleton moves the body in a natural walking pattern. Through repetition of use, the Lokomat stimulates the legs and neurological system to reorganize walking patterns. Stroke patients, paraplegics, amputees, and those suffering from degenerative joint diseases and more can benefit from this innovative machine.
L300 by Bioness
Bioness’ L300 is a wireless device that promotes mobility improvements for patients with foot drop, lower extremity weakness and/or instability as a result of a neurological condition. Essentially a wearable medical device, the L300 delivers programmed, low-level electrical stimulation to activate nerves and muscles that lift the foot, promoting mobility and improving the wearer’s gait.
Not unlike the L300, Bioness’ H200 is a wireless hand rehabilitation system that works by stimulating the nerves and muscles of the forearm and hand to help re-educate paralyzed or weak muscles. The ergonomically designed device is easy to use and delivers electrical stimulation hat allows the finger and thumb to move efficiently during reaching, grasping and pinching. For those who have suffered stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury or other central nervous system disorders, the H200 is an exciting new therapeutic tool.
We are thrilled to introduce this new equipment to patients at Allure, and hope that it leads to even bigger things down the line for the rehabilitation experience of our patients.