In our final spotlight series we’re taking a closer look at the latest rehabilitation technology that is new to the UK – the ROBERT® and its Sensing and Stimulating (SAS) module.

Missed part one on the upper limb module? Check it out here. And you can catch up on part two on the lower limb module here.

Introducing the ROBERT®

The ROBERT® is an innovative robotic rehabilitation device that focuses on delivering efficient therapy for clinicians and providing early mobilisation for acute patients.

Therapists use the device to perform an initial movement, and then the robot repeats this to deliver the desired frequency and intensity.

The ROBERT® is a one-of-a-kind device which offers training for both the upper and lower limb, with optional FES. In this product spotlight blog we’ll share the unique benefits and innovations that ROBERT® brings with its Sensing and Stimulating module.

ROBERT® is developed by Life Science Robotics and distributed in the UK by Summit Medical and Scientific, To find out more about the ROBERT® in the UK and how you can integrate healthcare robotic solutions into your clinical practice, please get in touch with the Summit Medical and Scientific team today.

 The SAS module

The ROBERT®s Sensing and Stimulating (SAS) module is a method for intelligent sensing of the intent of an immobile patient based on the signals from the muscles, which is combined with Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES). This is in order to support the patient in contracting the weakened muscles, and perform exercises with the ROBERT®.

The assist-as-needed feature helps increasing exercising for bedridden patients – even for patients who are unable to perform the exercises themselves.

Rehabilitation for early and acute patients is enhanced through active and adaptive support of the patient, and at the same time reduce the load on the therapists.

Easy-to-use intuitive software enables therapists to create tailored plans to each patient.

ROBERT®’s three training modes

ROBERT® has three training modes, which can be tailored to each individual patient’s needs as they progress.

Active resistive mobilisation offers resistance against the patient’s movement. The resistance level of the exercise is adjusted to the patient’s functional strength.

Active assistive mobilisation assists the patient through the exercise. The patient’s functional strength determines the level of activity during the exercise.

Passive mobilisation supports early mobilisation for severely impaired patients, who have a reduced level of function.

What the therapists are saying

“I think the ROBERT SAS is a very good extra device for the robot because when you use the ROBERT SAS with the electrical stimulation on, you can get some more signal down to the muscle for patients, so it will be easier for them to make the movements that you decide as a therapist. Then you can let them work together with the electrical stimulation.

We expect that the ‘assist as needed’ feature will help increasing exercising for bedridden patients – even for patients who do not have the strength to perform the exercises themselves.”

– Nicki Larsen, Neuro Physiotherapists, NeuroRehab, Denmark.

About Summit Medical and Scientific

Summit Medical and Scientific are passionate about the power of rehabilitation technology.

We represent clinical technology leaders HocomaMotek and Life Science Robotics to provide the total solution for rehabilitation in the UK. Our partners have developed innovative therapy devices using robotics, sensors and virtual reality for early and acute rehabilitation, gait and balance therapy, arm and hand therapy, body weight support and more. Click here to view all our clinical solutions.

Get in touch with Summit Medical and Scientific today to find out more about incorporating state-of-the-art rehabilitation technology into your practice.

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