A new Medical Device for rehabilitation following stroke and other neurological impairments as well as orthopedic injuries, developed by an Israely company. The device, Intuitive Neuro-Motion Learning™, design to offer a viable cost-effective solution for post stroke `Home Users` patients, and patients suffering from other Neurological/orthopedic Disorders.
Stroke victims in the United States total approximately 33 million with 780,000 new victims every year, 80% of these patients require rehabilitation. Stroke patients represent the #1 cause for long term rehabilitation needs in the U.S.
Unmet Need Following a stroke, 85% of patients experience upper limb impairment and over 50% of stroke victims in the acute phase are unable to walk. Clinical research shows that stroke patients have the potential to recover limb function by performing repetitive, intense functionally based therapy. Such continual repetition therapy is generally performed manually with a therapist at the clinic or Rehab hospital but without alternative solution for home users.
Salute`s technology (patent pending) designed especially for the `Home user patient`, Salute`s product can cover the entire continuum of rehabilitative care, starting in the inpatient hospital unit, progressing to the outpatient clinic and continuing at the patient`s home.
Salute`s technology (patent pending) designed especially for the `Home user patient`, it is intuitive and user friendly for neurological disorders and elderly patients. Salute`s device applies an adjustable linear resistive force throughout the full swing of the limb, that linear force increase the proprioceptive feedback to the spinal cord and brain, limb muscles receives an improved signal resulting in a rapid improvement in the limb`s movement.
Salute`s product can cover the entire continuum of rehabilitative care, starting in the inpatient hospital unit, progressing to the outpatient clinic and continuing at the patient`s home. Salute`s product can be fitted to all patient sizes, support both upper and lower extremities. The device clipped onto a wearable belt, it can be clipped on each side for right or left patient injury or for both limb at the same time. The resistive force can be easily adjusted by the patient. A thin cord extends out from the device attaches to a strap harness slipped around the patient leg, when the leg stretches; the cord extends out of the device and exerts a gentle continuous linear resistance which requires a greater effort to stretch the leg, when the leg swings back the cord folds back into the device.
Salute has conducted multiple case studies in Israel, and started a clinical trial with 35 stroke survivors. Preliminary data demonstrate signiï¬cant improvement