Active smart wearable orthosis for Enhanced Rehabilitation Therapy
Duration of this project: 1 October 2016 - 30 September 2018
Arthe is a project by Ortho-Medico NV and the Thomas More research group Mobilab, aimed at developing a new generation of intelligent rehabilitation aids that offer adaptive movement assistance to patients with weak or abnormal muscle control.
Causes for weak or abnormal muscle control can include a stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA). Rehabilitation equipment will initially be used in addition to current labour-intensive manual therapy. In a later stage they will enable patients to continue the therapy at home or in a (post) rehabilitation centre themselves. The LiCalab and EIZT testing grounds offer an ideal testing environment to identify the user requirements of both patients and physiotherapists. This means the product will be even more adapted to the end user's needs and requirements.