Hand of Hope is a therapeutic device that may help patients regain hand mobility through motor relearning. It facilitates muscle re-education by both amplifying and rewarding a patient with desired motion in concert with his or her own muscle signal. The system continuously monitors and senses, but does not stimulate, the affected muscles. The patient can self-initiates movement through their often very weak voluntary EMG signals that indicate the intention to move. The system then filters and processes data to a motor on the brace to enable the desired motion. This processing occurs so quickly that it is transparent to the end user but more importantly, the EMG-driven robotics requires the patient to be actively engaged throughout the therapy session.
This device could be found in market including Hong Kong.