Hand-Wrist Assisting Robotic Device

 - Feb 14, 2007
References: 3-rx & technovelgy
A Robot called Howard (Hand-Wrist Assisting Robotic Device) help patients to recover their usual strength and use of their hands following a stroke. It wraps around the hand then the patient begins hand movement on his or her own; the robotic therapy device monitors the movement and gives support to complete each action. HOWARD actually helps the brain relearn how to act upon tasks. According to Dr. Steven C. Cramer of UCI “Most spontaneous improvement in function occurs in the first three months after a stroke, and after that things tend to plateau, Robot-assisted therapy may help rewire the brain and make weak limbs move better long afterwards.”