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New Medical Technology Gives Arm Movement Back To Stroke Patients

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Myomo is designed to help stroke patients regain use of their arms. (credit: myomo.com)

Myomo is designed to help stroke patients regain use of their arms. (credit: myomo.com)

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Myomo is a new medical technology that gives stroke patients something they haven’t had…often for up to two decades — arm movement.

Northridge Hospital is among a few places in the nation that are at the forefront of this cutting-edge technology.

Combining innovative robotics technology with leading rehabilitation expertise, Myomo will revolutionize stroke therapy. Myomo’s technology was originally developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in collaboration with medical experts affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

The Myomo (My Own Motion) System is designed to enable individuals to control movement of partially paralyzed limbs using their own biological signals. With this capability, Myomo helps people relearn how to move affected muscles and restore movement to their arms.

The possibilities, of course, are endless and offer hope to stroke patients looking to gain normalcy back into their lives.

For more about Northridge Hospital, click here.

For more about Myomo’s systems and products, click here.

 

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