Rehabilitation Technology

The field of medical rehabilitation is benefitting from new technology designed to enhance patients' quality of life and aid in their recovery.

At UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute, state-of-the-art technology, combined with expert hands-on therapy, helps to maximize function and increase independence in patients who have had strokes, spinal cord or brain injury, or who have suffered from other neurological illnesses and conditions.

Some of the following modalities, when combined with traditional therapy, can greatly enhance overall patient outcomes and improve patients' quality of life.

  • BIONESS H200: Electrical Stimulation Hand Unit

    The Bioness H200 helps patients improve hand function and voluntary movement, allowing them to return to daily activities with confidence.
  • Body Weighted Support Devices

    Several body weight supported treadmill devices are available at UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute to assist patients who meet the criteria for use. These devices include Lokomat, Lite Gait and Golvo.
  • L300 Electrical Stimulation Leg Brace

    The L300 Electrical Stimulation Leg Brace is a portable, non-invasive foot and ankle orthosis that sends electrical pulses through electrodes attached to patients' legs. These pulses provide the stimulation necessary to greatly improve patients' walking function.

  • Pressure Mapping

    Pressure mapping makes use of a computerized pressure-sensitive mat to quantify pressure under a seating surface; it is commonly used by clinicians to determine the suitability of a wheelchair cushion and by researchers investigating support surfaces, risk factors for ulceration and ulcer prevention protocols.
  • Robotic Therapy

    Two groundbreaking robotic devices are now available at the Rehabilitation Research Center at UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute to assist patients who meet the criteria for use. These devices include the InMotion 2.0 Shoulder-elbow robot and the Anklebot.
  • RT300 Electrical Stimulation Bike

    To help our patients who have lost all or part of their ability to move their legs, UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute offers the RT300 Electrical Stimulation Bike. 
  • VitalStim® Therapy

    VitalStim® Therapy is an innovative procedure that facilitates the retraining of throat muscles affected by dysphasia, or difficulty swallowing.