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Abilitech-Assist: Motorized orthosis with shoulder support from Abilitech Medical

Abilitech Medical's device features spring-based mechanisms at the shoulder and elbow to create a feeling of weightlessness in the arms while supporting the user's natural strength. This allows for smooth and natural movement. Additionally, the device is equipped with an integrated battery that allows users to effortlessly adapt to different weights of objects such as spoons, cell phones or water bottles.

  • Intuitive
  • Stable
  • Very easy to put on

Functions and advantages

Everything you need to know about the features and benefits of the Abilitech-Assist: Motorized orthosis with shoulder support from Abilitech Medical need to know.

Description

The Abilitech® Assist - an arm support device designed to help people with arm weakness or injury perform essential activities of daily living. The portable mechanical arm support allows many people to use their own strength to move their arms. Springs at the shoulder and elbow make the arms feel weightless and support existing strength for smooth, natural movements. A connected battery helps the user adapt to objects of varying weights, such as a spoon, cell phone or water bottle.

Advantages:

Intuitive

 

Patients instinctively control the movement of their arms.

 

1x calibration

 

Calibration can be performed in one visit

 

Weight adjustable

 

Supports different weights at the touch of a button

 

Proximal stability

 

Provides proximal stability for distal mobility.

 

Easy tightening

 

Done within minutes.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

How much weight can a user lift while using the Abilitech™ Assist device?
The Abilitech™ Assist device is designed to assist the wearer in lifting items up to 12 ounces. This lift assistance varies depending on patient strength and spring selection. Stronger patients may be able to lift heavier items. Some individuals may experience lift support of less than 12 ounces.
How can you tell if the Abilitech™ Assist device is right for someone?

The Abilitech™ Assist is intended for individuals with neuromuscular arm weakness, and patients require intrinsic strength to benefit from this technology. This level of function correlates with a manual muscle test score of 2 to 3+ for shoulder and elbow flexion.

 

Contraindications include:

 

- Second-degree or higher pressure ulcer injury in an area affected by wear and tear
of the device can be impaired - Significantly unstable joints
of the upper extremities - Non-healed bone fractures in the upper extremities
- Inability to perform 120 degrees of passive shoulder abduction - Inability to perform 90 degrees of passive elbow extension
to perform.

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For whom is the Abilitech Assist suitable and for whom not?

Spinal cord injury (SCI)

Damage to part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal.

Injury of the brachial plexus (BPI)

Injury to the brachial plexus, the nerve network that carries signals from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arm and hand.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)

Rare genetic disorder that primarily affects males and in rare cases can affect females. Causes muscles in the body to become weak and damaged over time, and is eventually fatal. The genetic change that causes Duchenne occurs before birth and can be inherited, or new mutations in the gene can occur spontaneously.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the body.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disorder that affects the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement.

Stroke (CVA)

A stroke, sometimes called a cerebral infarction, occurs when the blood supply to the brain is blocked by a clot or tear in a blood vessel.

Company information

Facts & Figures

Abilitech Medical is a company that develops innovative technologies to help people with neuromuscular impairments of the arm muscles perform everyday tasks in their homes, workplaces and communities. In 2016, Abilitech Medical, Inc. was founded by a group of dedicated and knowledgeable individuals who have experience with upper limb impairments. The founder is Angie Conley.

Company address

  • 7777 Golden Triangle Dr., Ste.
  • Eden Prairie, MN 55344
  • USA
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