Supporting the Recovery of Arm and Hand Function

Self-initiated repetitive arm and hand therapy in an extensive 3D workspace.


Limitations of Conventional Arm and
Hand Therapy

Conventional Tilt Table Training

• Severity prevents practice
• Difficult to keep patients motivated
• Limited number of repetitions
• Therapy limited by availability of therapists
• Unclear feedback regarding progress and performance
• Changing needs of patients

Advantages of ArmeoSpring Therapy

Self-Initiated Movement Therapy

By providing arm weight support, the ArmeoSpring enables patients to use any remaining motor functions and encourages them to achieve a higher number of reach and grasp movements based on specific therapy goals.

As all activity during the training is based on the patient’s own movements, this repetitive training leads to better, faster results and improved long-term outcomes.

Simultaneous Arm and Hand Therapy in a 3D Workspace

The ArmeoSpring allows simultaneous arm and hand training in an extensive 3D workspace with six degrees of freedom.

This enables patients to practice the movements important for their therapy progress and daily life. The ArmeoSpring supports 1D (joint-specific), 2D and 3D movements.

Ergonomic Exoskeleton

The ergonomic and adjustable exoskeleton of the ArmeoSpring embraces the whole arm, from shoulder to hand, and counterbalances the weight of the patient’s arm.

Built-in sensors record the active movements and all joint angles during the therapy session.

Motivating Exercises

An extensive library of motivating game-like Augmented Performance Feedback exercises has been designed to train core movement patterns that are commonly used in activities of daily living.

Immediate performance feedback motivates patients and helps to improve their motor abilities, leading to more independence in daily routine and therefore better quality of life.

Increased Therapy Efficiency

The ArmeoSpring enables therapists to deliver higher training efficiency (more hours per day) thanks to self-directed therapy, which may lead to better long-term outcomes.

This is possible by reducing the need for continuous therapeutic guidance, thus giving therapists the possibility to supervise more than one patient at a time. Furthermore, self-directed therapy enables patients to reach an even higher therapy intensity through extra training during after-hours and weekends.

Objective Assessments

he ArmeoSpring precisely records how patients perform during their therapy sessions.

Standardized Assessment Tools evaluate the sensor data of the device to investigate specific patient function, including movement ranges. The results can be used to analyze and document the patient’s state and therapy progress in order to further optimize therapy. Results can then be shared with the patient and other clinicians.

Part of a Modular Therapy Concept

The ArmeoSpring is part of the unique and modular Armeo Therapy Concept, the world’s first upper extremity concept that covers the whole “Continuum of Rehabilitation” with one software platform throughout a range of devices, each developed for a specific stage of rehabilitation–from early rehabilitation to long-term recovery.