Join Frank Long, Editorial Director of Rehab Management, as he speaks with Hermano Igo Krebs, PhD, Chief Science Officer and Director, Bionik Laboratories.
What do the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association 2016 Guidelines say about robotic therapy?
They confirm that evidence from multiple randomized controlled clinical trials makes upper extremity robotic therapy like that provided by InMotion systems from Bionik Laboratories, with its interactive assist-as-needed therapy, a great adjunct for individuals recovering from neurological injury like stroke.
Born from thinking at MIT
Hermano Igo Krebs, PhD, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is chief architect of the InMotion systems. His designs were guided by the principles of neuroplasticity with input from clinicians at leading rehabilitation facilities.
Hear Dr. Krebs explain the science behind InMotion systems and how InMotion systems help therapists improve outcomes for their patients, contain the cost of providing care, and establish prestige for the organizations that use them.
Hermano Krebs, PhD, MS, is a Principal Research Scientist and Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation. He also holds affiliate positions as an Adjunct Professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Neurology and in the Division of Rehabilitative Medicine, as a Visiting Professor at Fujita Health University, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Japan, as a Visiting Professor at Newcastle University, Institute of Neuroscience, UK, and as a Visiting Professor at Osaka University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Japan.
Dr. Krebs is a pioneer in the design, development, clinical use, and research of robots used to administer rehabilitation therapy to patients with neurological injury and was recognized as such with the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) INABA Technical Award for Innovation leading to Production in 2015. This award recognizes original innovative research and concepts that have evolved into commercialized products. In 2014, Dr. Krebs became was nominated as Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to rehabilitation robotics and the understanding of neuro-rehabilitation.
Dr. Krebs holds numerous foundational patents for the use of robotic technology in rehabilitation and has been published in more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific and clinical publications.