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Orthoses, Upper Limb, Elbow, Functional, Powered, Myoelectric

Definition : Powered elbow orthoses designed for external modification of the structural and/or functional characteristics of the elbow using power sources (usually electric) and powered mechanisms that respond to muscular bioelectric (i.e., myoelectric) signals. They provide support, supplement, and/or augment the elbow functions and/or its structure. These orthoses typically consist of wearable devices (e.g., braces) that are actuated by the electrical activity (i.e., electromyographic signal) from the muscles triggered by attempted movement; sensors (e.g., skin electrodes) that detect the biological electric signals from the skin; and automated (robotic) devices with very small electric motors that provide actual motion to the upper limbs. Myoelectric elbow brace orthoses are intended to facilitate patient training guided by a physical therapist for rehabilitation and control of weak muscles in the upper limbs caused by physical accidents and/or illness (e.g., after stroke).

Entry Terms : "Brace Orthoses, Myoelectric" , "Robotic Elbow Braces" , "Elbow Brace Myoelectric Orthoses" , "Arm Brace Myoelectric Orthoses" , "Myoelectric Orthoses" , "Orthoses, Elbow, Brace, Myoelectric"

UMDC code : 24884

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AlliedOP

Company Type: Parent

Axiobionics

Company Type: Parent

Axiobionics develops and markets new and innovative medical devices for pain control and neuro rehabilitation. We specialize in the design of custom-made electrical stimulation technology and orthotic and prosthetic devices. We are expanding our resources

Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc

Company Type: Parent

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hanger, Inc., formerly known as Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc., is the world's premier provider of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) patient care services. For nearly 150 years, Hanger has established and maintained a tradition of excellence attributable to the dedication and clinical expertise of our providers, our steadfast support of research and development, and our unwavering commitment to patient satisfaction.Hanger, Inc. comprises five wholly-owned subsidiaries that serve different segments of the O&P industry – Hanger Clinic, SPS, Innovative Neurotronics, Linkia and Accelerated Care Plus (ACP). Each one contributes to Hanger's unique identity as a patient-focused company combining a reputation for clinical excellence with a progressive approach to the use of emerging technologies.

Myomo Inc

Company Type: Parent

Myomo, Inc. is a medical technology company leading the way in extending Myoelectric Prosthetic Technology to powered bracing devices that restore an individual's mobility. The Myomo technology was originally developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in collaboration with medical experts affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

Nobbe Orthopedics Inc

Company Type: Parent

Ortho Innovations

Company Type: Parent

Ultraflex Systems Inc

Company Type: Parent

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