ARMASSIST is a portable robotic device for the rehabilitation of upper limb mobility throughout all of its phases. It includes software and games and can be used for tele-rehabilitation.
There is a very high and increasing prevalence of strokes: 15 million people/year and stroke rehabilitation expenditure amounts to €45 billion/year within the EU. The rehabilitation of movement disorders after strokes is a significant part of that expense.
There is also a need for more autonomous and scalable care that can also be transferred outside the clinic. Robot-assisted tele-rehabilitation can provide such care.
Available solutions are too expensive for small clinics/home care or are too simple to provide adequate follow-up care and therapy.
- The robotic rehabilitation market was $220M in 2015 and is estimated to reach $1.2B by 2022
- 85% of that volume is for upper limb rehabilitation
- TRL 8
- Technology protected by 2 patent families and two Software registrations
- WO2009141460: Portable device for upper limb rehabilitation
- EP3263087: Portable device for upper limb rehabilitation
- Registered software: Control Firmware for Armassist Device – US Copyright Office 1-5174081201 and Rehabilitation Platform Software – US Copyright Office 1-5174081267
- Operational industrial prototype