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Hand mentor robot

  • About the hand mentor robot

    The hand mentor robot is used for intensive rehabilitation for patients recovering from stroke or brain injury who need rehabilitation to help restore range of motion and strengthen muscles of their wrist and fingers.

    The hand mentor actively involves the patient in their rehabilitation by encouraging self-initiated motion in the wrist and fingers, and assisting movement only when necessary.

    How it works

    The hand mentor sits on a desktop, along with a computer monitor. The patient's hand fits into a comfortable cradle that senses the level of resistance caused by flexor spasticity.

    hand mentor robot

    The interactive display engages patients and allows them to work on exercises to help them restore range of motion to their hand and wrist.

    Who may benefit

    Patients appropriate for hand mentor therapy include those who:

    • have a physician's order
    • have sufficient cognitive and language ability to understand and follow instructions
    • have stroke-related impairments in muscle strength of the affected fingers and wrist.
  • Source: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
    Reviewed by: Matt White, OTR/L, instructor scientist
    First published: 03/22/2011
    Last reviewed: 03/01/2011