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
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
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
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.
Features of Hand of Hope
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
Patients can perform hand and arm training at different rehabilitation stages
Active and Passive Modes
Provides active and passive modes for training hand opening and closing
Interesting interactive games with adjustable difficulty levels to enhance patients' motivation
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
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
Stroke patients can now join the “Hand of Hope Experience Programme” to bring the robotic device home for easy and convenient rehabilitation training.
Programme will proceed in phases. Both Phase 1 and Phase 2 lasts for two months. From Phase 3 onwards each phase lasts for four 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
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
4 years after stroke, I started to use the Hand of Hope to perform rehabilitation therapy for my left hand at home.
After several years of the rehabilitation, I was able to represent the Hong Kong Team to attend the National Games
for the Disabled in Sichuan Chengdu last year and was awarded the Men’s Table Tennis Singles Silver.
Lee Ming Yip, Disabled table tennis player
Hemorrhagic stroke due to brain congenital malformations of vascular burst
Eric fell down a hillside due to a mountain bike accident, causing intracranial
hemorrhage and affecting the motility of the right side of his body. He kept on
training his hand with the Hand of Hope every day for an hour. Three months later,
he could open his hand slowly and pick up objects.
Through intensive training, Eric has already been able to do a lot of things now such
as holding a cup of water to drink.