For Therapists

With a bio mechanically matched shoulder design and the ability to facilitate bilateral training, Harmony SHR may improve the efficiency and effectiveness of upper body rehabilitation.

Therapist and patient using Harmony SHR in therapy

What Therapists Are Saying

  • “I have absolutely loved having the Harmony here to use with my patients. It’s definitely unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.”

    Amy Jo Rohe
    MSOT, OTR/L

Rear view of patient and therapist using the Harmony SHR

What it Does

Harmony SHR may assist in the assessment and treatment of upper body movement impairments, including:

  • Neurological injury (stroke, spinal cord injury, incomplete cervical, traumatic brain injury, brachial plexus injury)
  • Neuromuscular disease/disorder (multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Musculoskeletal disease (Duchenne muscular dystrophy)
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation post-procedure (shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff tear)
  • Upper limb prosthetic or transplant rehabilitation

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How it Works

The entire Harmony SHR System is fully contained in one unit and operated by a pendant attached to the device. It sits on three lockable casters for easy transportation through doorways, on and off elevators, and room to room.

What sets Harmony SHR apart?

Quick Set-Up Time

With Harmony SHR’s motorized sizing, providers can easily and quickly adjust each segment with the touch of a button. The quick-connect patient attachments were designed for easy donning and doffing with a clip-in mechanism similar to how you would secure a camera to a tripod stand.

Close up of therapist working with patient's arm

Large Shoulder ROM

Harmony’s shoulder design mimics the glenohumeral joint and includes a scapular component to help facilitate scapulohumeral rhythm when exercising allowing for approximately 85 percent of the shoulder’s natural range of motion.

Therapist and patient working on shoulder movement

Dynamic Modes

There are a variety of ways to incorporate Harmony SHR into therapy sessions for patients at all different levels of impairment. The system can facilitate active or active-assisted range of motion as well as a mirror mode with Harmony’s novel Bilateral Sync Mode.

Patient and therapist using the Harmony SHR's dynamic exercise modes

Supporting Literature

How can robotics improve your practice and outcomes for your patients?

 

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 more repetitions equals better outcomes, but your time is limited during therapy sessions. The literature shows a tool like Harmony SHR can help you get more movement in for your patients.

Robotic-Assisted Mirror Therapy

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.

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