Myoelectric Limb Orthosis
Is a portable, lightweight functional arm brace that restores movement to a weakened arm as a result of neuromuscular damage. The product incorporates a platform technology of non-invasive myoelectric sensing in a customized, wearable brace that enables a person to initiate and control their own arm motion.
The custom arm brace does not use electrical stimulation but relies on the user’s own muscle signal to move their arm. The MyoPro can be used as an assistive Orthosis for performing daily living activities in the home and facilitating functional repetitive task practice.
How does it Work
The sensors detect weak muscle signals and send the myoelectric signal to the processor which powers a motor to move the arm. The user initiates the movement through their own muscle signals that indicate intent to move. The brace amplifies the myoelectric signal and converts it into the desired motion. With the brace, a user can perform activities of daily living such as feeding, reaching, and lifting.