MossRehab is a national and world leader in clinical innovations using advanced rehabilitation technologies. Our collection of more than 25 robotic devices to help assess and treat neurological deficits is the largest by far in the U.S., giving patients a wealth of highly individualized treatment options not available elsewhere.
For more than a decade, MossRehab has been instrumental in working with engineers around the world to help develop, test, and refine computer-assisted devices that meet the special rehabilitation needs of people recovering from traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, spinal cord injury, or amputation. Learn more about some of the innovative technologies MossRehab staff and patients are using every day below.
MossRehab was the first rehabilitation facility in the U.S. to pilot therapy using an Andago®, a Swiss-manufactured robotic device that helps patients with stroke or brain injury regain their ability to walk. Andago® is a “U-shaped frame on wheels” with a harness that provides constant – and adjustable—weight bearing support. The Andago® enables patients who’ve had a stroke or a traumatic brain injury to move more quickly from supported or assisted gait to unsupported walking.
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EksoNR is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that helps patients with severe weakness in their lower extremities relearn to stand and walk in a rehabilitation setting. The non-tethered exoskeleton augments strength for those who cannot complete conventional movement therapy without assistance. It is the first robotic exoskeleton cleared by the FDA for gait training during neurorehabilitation with patients who experienced a stroke, an acquired brain or a spinal cord injury.
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MossRehab is the first rehab facility in the the U.S. to utilize the latest G-EO system. Patients utilizing the G-EO are suspended from a harness (taking their weight off of their legs) while robotics put the patients' legs through the motion of walking. The motion helps the muscles become strong again while simultaneously helping the nervous system relearn motor skills. The more a patient progresses, the more body weight their legs can support and less assistance provided by the robot.
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Primarily used with patients who have experienced a stroke or spinal cord or brain injury, the Lokomat takes a longstanding form of physical rehabilitation – treadmill therapy – several steps further than ever before.
Using a harness and a computer-controlled mechanical suit, the Lokomat helps strengthen and train impaired muscle groups, facilitating the process of relearning how to walk. With the patient supported in a harness above a treadmill, a robotic exoskeleton moves the body in a natural walking pattern, while also measuring and regulating how much effort the patient exerts.
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ReWalk™ is a motorized exoskeleton suit that enables people with walking impairments to stand, walk and climb stairs independently. Worn around the legs, chest and back, ReWalk is lightweight and fits closely to the body on top of everyday clothes. Crutches are used in combination with ReWalk to help the user stay balanced.
MossRehab was the exclusive clinical trial site in the U.S. for ReWalk and FDA approval was obtained based on MossRehab’s clinical trial outcomes.
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MossRehab was the first rehabilitation facility in Pennsylvania to offer the SafeGait™, a dynamic weight support system used for balance and gait training.
SafeGait is a 360 degree balance and mobility trainer designed to help patients relearn to walk after a stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, amputation, and other neurological or neurodegenerative diagnoses. A body harness suspended from a ceiling-mounted track safely holds a patient upright.
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MossRehab is home to two THERA-Trainer robotic technologies designed to assist patients during gait rehabilitation at various stages of recovery. Combining robotics and computer software, these next-generation technologies support different stages of gait rehabilitation for individuals relearning to stand and walk.
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Technology for lower limb rehabilitation
Introduced to clinical use in 2010, the Tibion Bionic Leg was the world’s first wearable, battery-powered robotic orthosis designed for patients recovering from stroke. MossRehab was one of first facilities to use Tibion for gait retraining in the stroke and traumatic brain injury population. The device is now called the AlterG Bionic Leg.
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The Smart Balance Master®, from Natus, helps improve balance in patients facing stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation and traumatic brain injury.
The Smart Balance Master measures how well a patient's eyes, inner ear, muscles and joints are working together to maintain balance. It measures the patient's center of gravity and postural control through a dynamic force plate with rotation capabilities and a dynamic visual surround to measure the patient's use of visual information in maintaining balance.
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Technology for arm rehabilitation
MossRehab offers all three therapies from Hocoma’s Armeo Therapy Concept. These devices aid in the recovery of individuals recovering from strokes, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries or neurological conditions regain the use of their hands and arms. Below are the three Armeo Therapy Concept devices
Mossrehab was the first rehabilitation provider in the U.S. to introduce Armeo®Power for occupational therapy. Armeo®Power enables highly intensive arm rehabilitation for early-stage patients even before they develop active movement. The device helps patients regain their arm and hand function by combining devices supporting the patient's movement with exercise games in virtual reality that may motivate them toward higher active effort.
Armeo®Senso is a sensor-based solution for patients with moderate to mild impairments of the upper extremity. This device supports self-initiated, active, motivating, and repetitive arm movement in a 3D workspace for patients with mild to moderate impairments.
MossRehab employs the Armeo®Spring for continuing hand and arm rehabilitation for both outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation. We have five such devices at our main campus in Elkins Park, Pa. MossRehab is the only rehabilitation facility in the U.S. with a robotic therapy room where we can train three people on the Armeo system simultaneously. We are also conducting research on the devices for use in acute stroke rehabilitation.
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Diego® and Diego VR
Diego® is an upper extremity rehabilitation device which assists patients in arm exercises that are difficult for patients with neurologic or orthopedic problems. Equipped with easily adjustable arm slings, this robot trains and tracks movements in three-dimensional space. DiegoVR takes Diego® to the next level by integrating an immersive 3D VR experience to the session.
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ReoTherapy helps restore the arm’s gross motor skills after loss due to a stroke or brain injury. This form of therapy is similar to playing a video game in that it uses a robotically assisted joystick called a Reo. MossRehab was the first U.S. site for the original clinical trials for the Reo Therapy upper-limb robotic device.
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