WHAT IS THE SMART ArmTM?
The Sensory-Motor Active Rehabilitation Training Arm (‘SMART Arm’) is a non-robotic medical device that enables stroke survivors with upper limb weakness to drive recovery of their arm. The SMART ArmTM allows stroke survivors with varying levels of arm function to initiate and maintain rehabilitation. For stroke survivors with severe arm weakness, the SMART ArmTM incorporates electrical stimulation to augment reaching through full-range.
“The SMART ArmTM will make a huge difference to stroke survivor outcomes because it’s interactive and it allows patients to practise independently and direct their own rehabilitation. And, because it’s small enough to be used for clinical inpatient and outpatient settings as well as in rehabilitation services, nursing homes and local area health services, more people will benefit.”
Dr Kevin Arlett, TMML chairman
SMART ArmTM is a collaboration between the following partners: