For Patients

Harmony SHR is an exoskeleton designed to improve range of motion and strength in the shoulder and arm for those recovering from neurological or musculoskeletal insults or injuries.

How it Works

Robotics Tailored to Your Therapy Needs

With an aging population and increased incidence of stroke, the need for physical therapy far exceeds our healthcare systems’ ability to provide it.

At Harmonic Bionics, we believe robotics and automation can help more patients receive the care they need. Watch this video for more about Harmony SHR and how it works.

Bob’s Story

Defying the Odds with Harmony SHR

After suffering a severe and sudden onset of Guillain-Barre over four years ago, Bob Kuhn began his journey of recovery at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.

After working with Harmony SHR for less than 4 weeks, Bob saw a 20 degree increase in his shoulder abduction range of motion and a 10 degree increase in shoulder flexion – his largest gain in over a year. Watch as Bob and his Occupational Therapist, Amy Jo Rohe, tell their story.

Supporting Literature

 

Studies Show:

  • The number of movements performed during robot-assisted therapy sessions is far higher than the number performed during conventional therapy.¹
  • The intensity (high-dose, high-quality) of the therapy provided has a direct correlation to the outcomes achieved.²

We know that the more you move, the higher your chances are for recovery. Research suggests that incorporating a tool like Harmony SHR into your therapy sessions may help you achieve more repetitions.

Robotic-Assisted Mirror Therapy Accelerates Recovery for Stroke Patients

Patient Bob Kuhn using the Harmony SHR

For those with hemiparesis recovering from stroke, Harmony SHR offers a truly unique way to help return function by mirroring the patient’s healthy arm movements onto the affected side in real time.

Compared to conventional therapy, evidence shows that robotic-assisted mirror therapy can accelerate the recovery curve for subacute stroke patients and help maintain gains even after intervention.³

¹Anne-Gaelle Grosmaire, Ophelie Pila, Petra Breuckmann and Christophe Duret. Robot-assisted therapy for upper limb paresis after stroke: Use of robotic algorithms in advanced practice. NeuroRehabilitation. 2022;51(4):577-593.

²Getting Neurorehabilitation Right – What can we learn from animal models?

³Peter S. Lum, Charles G. Burgar, Machiel Van der Loos, Peggy C. Shor, Matra Majmundar, Ruth Yap. MIME robotic device for upper-limb neurorehabilitation in subacute stroke subjects: A follow-up study. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. Volume 43, Number 5, Pages 631–642

Want to Learn More?

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