Evidence Based Medicine Myoelectic Upper Limb Orthosis

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Clinical studies have been conducted using the Myomo system since 2004 at the following institutions:

MIT/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Pittsburgh and New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Myoelectric orthoses have been used by clinicians to treat patients since 1967. A summary of related research is listed below:
  • Myoelectric Control of Powered Devices
    Antonelli, DJ Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Jul (48;7), 1967.
  • Myoelectrically Controlled Exoskeletal Mobilizer for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Patients
    W.F. Sauter, Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 13, 145–148, 1989.
  • Myoelectric Hand Orthoses
    Nisim Benjuya, Ph.D. , Steven B. Kenney, BSME, Journal Of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Volume 2 , 1999.
  • Overuse Syndrome and the Unilateral Amputee: Consequences and Prevention
    Christina Rock Gambrell, BA Journal Of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Volume 20, 2008.
  • Functional Task Study
    American Occupational Therapy National Conference; Narendran K, Bostrom, J, April, 2008.


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