All About Robots

By Prateek Sahay

Medical Robots


For $5000, you can buy your own mPower 1000, Myomo's biomechanical interfacing arm. Traumatic brain injuries leading to stroke, spinal cord injury (SCI), multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy (CP), or muscular dystrophy (MD) often result in paralysis of the arm, and such patients find their ability to do most daily essential tasks very limited. Myomo aims to bring motion back to these people, as suggested by their name, "My-own-motion." The arm acts as an aid to the during patient rehabilitation as the the brain begins to rewire neural pathways to regain motion in the arm. The company uses technology developed at MIT, and is based in

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