For Researchers

Take your research to the next level with advanced instrumentation that breaks down barriers and limitations set by existing tools.

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What Experts Are Saying

  • Other upper extremity robots we have used in movement science only allow researchers to analyze arm movement along one plane of motion, but Harmony SHR provides a more complete, 3D view of the shoulder. And with all the data Harmony can provide, we want to create a multi-modal, automated assessment of motor impairment after stroke.

    Dr. Jinsook Roh
    Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston

Expand Your Research Possibilities with Harmony SHR

Side view of the woman using the Harmony SHR

A Dynamic, Multi-planar Exoskeleton

With an anatomically matched shoulder design, Harmony SHR more closely represents natural movements, and its actuation and control allow for differentially adjusting assistance/resistance at each joint. Harmony’s multi-plane movements and bilateral design open up new research possibilities, while using precise motion and effort sensing to achieve objective assessment.

Applications in Research

  • Advancing fundamental neuroscience and movement science research
  • Exploring novel robotic therapy methods for neuro-recovery in spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and stroke cases
  • Accelerating research in human-robot interaction, e.g. brain-machine interfaces (BMI), tele-manipulation, virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), etc.

What sets Harmony apart from other robotic systems being used in research today?

Multi-Planar Design

Moving in multiple planes, Harmony’s anatomically matched design maintains the scapulohumeral rhythm of the shoulder for a large, natural range of motion.


Harmony allows for a wide range of size adjustments to perfectly match user needs. Position and torque control modes enable researchers to apply subject-specific assistance and resistance with some limits on range.

Bilateral Structure

Harmony’s unique bilateral design enables mirror image movement allowing a precise comparative assessment of upper-extremity function.

Measurable, Objective, Exportable Data

High-speed and high-resolution sensors allow for accurate assessment of the participant’s abilities measuring both motion (kinematics) and effort (force generation). This data can be integrated in BMI, tele-manipulation and augmented reality/virtual reality research.

Model of the Harmony SHR with data points

All 14 joints can record measurements at up to 2,000 times per second.

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