What goes up must come down, however many daily activities attempt to defy gravity. For example when we eat, drink, work or do hobbies. In instances of muscle power loss, these daily activities can be seriously fatiguing. Our mechanical arm support is designed for people with diminished muscle function due to elderliness, myopathy or a neurological condition. The arm support compensates the weight of the arm in such a way that with less effort the arm can move, giving a long horizontal and vertical reach. It is the vertical movement compensation of the iFLOAT that makes daily chores such as eating, drinking and personal care like combing hair and cleaning teeth so much simpler to perform. The iFLOAT can be fitted to a table (via a clamp) or (wheel)chair (via a bracket).
The iEAT is one of the feeding devices in our assortment. The iEAT is available in various models, it supports the user at meals by coordinating the necessary movements. For people who suffer from spasms or tremors it works by nullifying uncontrolled movements using a damping mechanism. The devices so-called feeding arm offers resistance which makes it possible for the user to perform controlled movements during eating.
For people with reduced muscle power and-or coordination problems, the iEAT works by offering almost no resistance which makes it possible for the user to perform controlled eating movements using little power.
The iEAT offers full control to the user making them an equal, independent partner at the dinner table. The iEAT is modern, has a compact design and can be fitted easily to almost any table. In other words this means eating with ease and independently at family, friends or in a restaurant. This eating device comes standard with special plate and spoon.
Work, school, housekeeping, hobbies, socializing, life consists of many daily activities which rely mostly on the use of hands and arms. Robotic arms were designed for people with little or no muscle function in the arms or hands in order to give them back the ability to perform these tasks independently. The iARM has an extensive array of functions for users of all levels giving them back the ability to perform their chosen activities to the best of their ability. Our robot arm can be used for example by sufferers of ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Spinal muscular atrophy SMA), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and for paraplegia and spasticity. As a result of intuitive operation the robot arm is very user-friendly and stimulates independence and self-confidence.The iARM is mostly fitted to powered wheelchairs. Its slim design hardly widens the dimensions of the wheelchair. The arm is also easy to detach.
Independent living through products from Assistive Innovations
Assistive Innovations mission is to help people achieve true independence. We dedicate our time to people with limited arm, hand or finger function. We challenge our clients to discover and apply what our devices could make possible for them. All our products increase independence, freedom, self-respect and quality of life.