Therapists from Life Beyond Barriers Rehabilitation Group demonstrated the MyndMove FES therapy device and the REX standing exercise tool recently during a demonstration event at its Rockford, Mich facility.
The first to be demonstrated was the MyandMove, a noninvasive functional electronic stimulation (FES) therapy for individuals with arm and hand paralysis invented by Milos Popovich, PhD, and manufactured by Mississauga, Ontario-based MyndTec Inc.
“MyndMove improves the lives of individuals with paralysis such as stroke and spinal cord injury by stimulating the muscles in the upper extremities. We have selected Life Beyond Barriers Rehabilitation Group to help us run our United States clinical trials,” says Popovich, who was present at the demonstration at LBBRG, in a media release from LBBRG.
“LBBRG President Richard Widgren sits on the MyndMove board and is helping us here in the United States,” adds Popovich, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s associate scientific director and chair in spinal cord injury research, and a University of Toronto professor.
The second technology to be demonstrated was the REX, a hands-free robotic mobility device that is designed to lift patients from a sitting position into a robot-supported standing position, allowing patients to participate in supported walking and stretching exercises.
The New Zealand-developed device may offer health benefits for wheelchair users who are at risk of developing medical complications resulting from extended periods of sitting, per the release.
“The clients at LBBRG in both Rockford and Traverse City will get to test MyndMove for the next 9 months and REX for the next 30 days,” states Sandy Burns, PT, MSPT, and director, LBBRG, in the release.
“Our goal is to create innovative options for our clients. These technologies will provide hope that individuals with disabilities should have with all opportunities, therefore the highest quality of life,” Burns adds.
[Source(s): Life Beyond Barriers Rehabilitation Group, PR Newswire]