"I love my MyoPro!"
Jessica - Stroke survivor and MyoPro user
If you can’t use your arm and hand after suffering a stroke, we may be able to help
Suffering a stroke can be devastating in a number of ways. Many are left with an impaired upper limb – an arm so weak it seems useless or a hand that stays clenched in a fist. The biggest loss can be your independence.
But for many, regaining use of your arm and hand and your independence is possible. Myomo, a medical robotics company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has developed the MyoPro. The technology was originally developed at MIT and Harvard Medical School and hundreds of patients have used it successfully. It is recommended by clinicians at leading rehabilitation facilities, including Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Loma Linda Medical Center and twenty VA hospitals, among others.
"It is the only orthosis that, sensing a patient’s own neurological signals through sensors on the surface of the skin, can restore their ability to use their arms and hands so that they can return to work, live independently and reduce their cost of care."
“MyoPro has allowed me to pursue my career…I think anyone who is a candidate for this device should seek it out to see the benefits both functionally and to regain their independence.”
Michelle - Stroke Survivor and MyoPro User
Dr. Ross Zafonte is one of the world’s foremost authorities on brain injury rehabilitation. He is Head of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as Senior Vice President Medical Affairs Research and Education at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. Here are excerpts from his comments on the value of the MyoPro powered orthosis.
“What we found was across the board with these 18 subjects, when they wore the MyoPro, their outcomes, their movements, were significantly better while they were wearing the MyoPro.”
Dr. Steven Page - Ohio State University College of Medicine Stroke Center researcher. Dr. Page studied 18 chronic stroke survivors with moderate to severe arm impairment with and without the MyoPro.
“The first time I had the device with the extended battery, I went to Costco and walked around for three hours. The device gives you the ability to do things like that.”
David - Stroke Survivor and MyoPro User
“I had to ask whomever I was with ‘Can you cut my steak please?’ I wasn’t able to do anything with my hand. My arm would not move. I had pretty much given up hope of having both hands again. Now I can cut steak myself. Now I have both hands again. When you first put it on and your hand stretches out for the very first time, it’s the best feeling in the world.”
Lucinda – Stroke left her with a clenched fist
“The MyoPro helps the patient regain function, it helps with the rehabilitative process, it helps the patient prevent adverse consequences that might happen later on and it helps the patient from a psychological perspective.”
Dr. Anna Serels - Physiatrist, University Hospitals Cleveland