Exoskeletons can perform a variety of different functions. Recently, a device has emerged that helps patients cope with the consequences of a stroke.
Developed by the American company Harmony Bionics, located in Texas, the Harmony SHR is a robotic exoskeleton for the upper body. The limbs of the exoskeleton are connected to the patient's hands, supporting them. The patient performs pre-programmed exercises, and this enables them to recover more quickly.
Therefore, the device takes over some of the tasks that therapists currently perform. That makes it possible for a person who's suffered a stroke to work independently and frees the medical staff from extra work.
Harmony SHR can work as a programme, as well as in mirror mode, replicating the actions of the patient. The device can be used not just for rehabilitation after a stroke, but also to treat various injuries, including the dislocation of shoulder joints.
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