Hand therapy after stroke with Hand of Hope

Combining advances in robotics and neuroscience, Hand of Hope is an automatic hand therapy device that uses electromyography or EMG for rehabilitation process of stroke patients. It aids stroke patients recover their hand mobility via the process of motor re-learning. It is a new procedure that provides a remedial solution to improve muscle activity prototypes and ultimately reduces the weakening of impairment.

How does Hand of Hope help in Hand therapy after stroke?

Purpose of movement: Hand of Hope perceives the patient's objective to move their hand through voluntary EMG signals commanded by the brain. The Hand of Hope uses surface EMG electrodes placed on the stroke-affected forearm of the patient to monitor movements generated by the patients themselves.

Movement signs: The device routes these signals and conveys them to the hand brace. This process helps the patient to accomplish complete hand action once the sEMG signal is over the stipulated level. Patients can monitor and comprehend their own motor capacity via means of the live feedback which helps in increasing patient motivation.

Aids movement: The hand brace helps in aided function for hand movement. Various methods are available for providing diverse levels of assistance in the patient’s hand movement. A robotic hand is affixed onto the impaired hand and two pieces of sEMG sensors are attached to the extensor and flexor muscles. Forearm support is designed in such a manner so as to provide an overall comfortable position. Hand of Hope imparts total training to the upper limb with corresponding hand movements with the support of the EMG-driven arm and hand robotic movement.

Positive feedback: The patient re-learns hand function through positive feedback and their effort is displayed in real time on the screen. Patient location and exercise particulars are accumulated and can be accessed within a minute, for data study.

Synchronized interactive games: Interactive games like Ball & Basket For Hand Grasping, Hungry Bird, Desperate Bee and Sun Archer For Hand Opening, UFO Catcher where patients can exercise their arms using the Tracking Forearm Support to enhance training results. At game Levels 3 and 4, it is necessary for the patient to stretch their shoulders and elbows to complete the game assignments. With the help of Game Module patients are motivated to re-discover how to use their upper limbs. Software for Exercise also comes with lively icons and instructions.

Ease of Utility: Hand of Hope is a compact apparatus that is easy to wear and easy to transport and can easily be packed into a suitcase or bag.

Hand of Hope Experience Programme
Speed up stroke recovery and regain hand mobility

Hand of Hope is an international award-winning, surface Electromyography (EMG) driven robotic hand therapy device for rehabilitation. Combining advances in robotics and neuroscience, it helps stroke patients regain hand mobility through motor relearning.

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Features of Hand of Hope

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1st sEMG-Driven Hand Robot Exoskeleton

Detects sEMG (surface Electromyography) signals from patient's muscles and assists to perform rehabilitation training


Hand and Arm Training

Hand and Arm Training

Patients can perform hand and arm training at different rehabilitation stages


Active and Passive Modes

Active and Passive Modes

Provides active and passive modes for training hand opening and closing


Interactive Games

Interactive Games

Interesting interactive games with adjustable difficulty levels to enhance patients' motivation




運作原理
How does Hand of Hope works

The Hand of Hope works by stroke patient’s self-initiated movement, recognized via surface EMG electrodes located on the affected forearm. Patients can see and understand their own capability throughout displayed feedback which help increase motivation and engagement in the therapy. Patient's effort is displayed in real time on the screen.

1. Brain – Intention to move

2. Motor Neuron – Motor signal travels

3. EMG Sensors – Motor signal is captured

4. Hand of Hope – Captured signal drives robotic hand

5. Positive Feedback – Speed up motor recovery



Functions of Hand of Hope

Indications

  • Decreased muscular activity after stroke, spinal cord injury or hand/finger injury
  • Difficulty to self-initiate, control or maintain voluntary muscle movement
  • Impaired coordination of voluntary movement of the upper limb

Hand of Hope is used to facilitate

  • Initiation of voluntary muscle contraction
  • Motor control and coordination
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Motivation
  • Control of abnormal muscle activity
  • Continuous reinforcement of the correct responses




Hand of Hope Experience Programme

Stroke patients can now join the “Hand of Hope Experience Programme” to bring the robotic device home
for easy and convenient rehabilitation training.

Programme Details

  • Programme consists of two phases (Phase 1 and Phase 2), each phase lasts for two months
  • Programme fee includes usage of Hand of Hope, delivery, user training, maintenance service and technical support
  • Patients joining the programme will receive free progress assessment by our in-house clinical advisors
  • Register now to enjoy the benefits from Hand of Hope! You are welcome to call or WhatsApp us at 9696 4832 to know more!。

Benefits of using Hand of Hope

  • Hand exercise can be performed conveniently at home every day
  • Easy for repetitive active participation – The key for successful rehabilitation
  • Different training modes with adjustable difficulty levels to cope with patients' need
  • Interactive games to enhance patients' motivation
  • Provides reports on patients' training data for progress follow-up
  • Compact and easy to carry in a provided carry case

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