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Orthoses, Lower/Upper Limb, Functional, Powered, Autonomous/Neuro-Myoelectric

Definition : Powered functional total lower-limb orthoses designed for external modification of the structural and/or functional characteristics of the complete lower and upper limbs using power sources (usually electric) and powered mechanisms that may respond to the user's switching actions (i.e., autonomous) or to the muscular bioelectric (i.e., myoelectric) and neurologic bioelectric (i.e., neuroelectric) signals. These devices provide support, supplement, and/or augment the limb functions and/or its structure. These orthoses typically consist of dynamic wearable devices that include a computerized control unit with appropriate software to coordinate the user switching signals with the neuro and myoelectric signals; an actuator; myoelectric and neuroelectric sensors; power sources; motors; and a variety of mechanisms appropriate to facilitate the normal function of otherwise disabled upper limbs. Autonomous/neuro-myoelectric powered lower/upper-limb orthoses are mainly used to make functions such as grasping and gait possible.

Entry Terms : "Autonomous Orthoses" , "Neuroelectric Orthoses" , "Orthoses, Lower/Upper Limb, Powered, Autonomous/Neuro-Myoelectric" , "Orthoses, Lower/Upper Limb, Powered, Neuro-Myoelectric" , "Switch Controlled Orthoses"

UMDC code : 24210

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Company Type: Parent

Axiobionics develops and markets new and innovative medical devices for pain control and neuro rehabilitation. We specialize in the design of custom-made electrical stimulation technology and orthotic and prosthetic devices. We are expanding our resources

Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc

Company Type: Parent

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hanger, Inc., formerly known as Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc., is the world's premier provider of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) patient care services. For nearly 150 years, Hanger has established and maintained a tradition of excellence attributable to the dedication and clinical expertise of our providers, our steadfast support of research and development, and our unwavering commitment to patient satisfaction.Hanger, Inc. comprises five wholly-owned subsidiaries that serve different segments of the O&P industry – Hanger Clinic, SPS, Innovative Neurotronics, Linkia and Accelerated Care Plus (ACP). Each one contributes to Hanger's unique identity as a patient-focused company combining a reputation for clinical excellence with a progressive approach to the use of emerging technologies.

Myomo Inc

Company Type: Parent

Myomo, Inc. is a medical technology company leading the way in extending Myoelectric Prosthetic Technology to powered bracing devices that restore an individual's mobility. The Myomo technology was originally developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in collaboration with medical experts affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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