12.05 Advices and information on assistive devices
Advices and information on assistive devices
Product category: Armrests, legrests
What goes up must come down, however many daily activities go against gravity. For example when we eat, drink, work or persue hobbies. When you have reduced muscle power, 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. With less effort the arm can move, by giving a wide horizontal and vertical reach. The iFLOAT supports vertical and horizontal movements. Daily activities like eating, drinking and personal care (combing hair, brushing teeth) are so much easier to perform. The iFLOAT can be fitted to a table (via a clamp) or (wheel)chair (via a bracket).
Assistive Innovations developed an unique feeding robot. The iEAT feeding robot improves the world of feeding supports. This electrically controlled feeding robot is suitable for people with none or limited arm, hand or finger function.
The iEAT feeding robot can be set into automatic or semi-automatic mode. Using the automatic mode no activity made by hand(s) or finger(s) is needed. When the iEAT feeding robot is set in the semi-automatic mode the user has a choice of several ways to control the feeding robot. Most commonly a switch will be used but there are many options; like a joystick, smartphone or an environment control unit.
The iEAT feeding robot doesnt have complicated menus to adjust personal settings, it can be set extremely easy by the user or his/her relatives.
The use of hands and arms is needed for most daily activities like work, school, housekeeping and hobbies. Robotic arms were designed for people with little or no muscle function in the arms or hands. Robotic arms are giving them back the ability to perform these activities independently. The iARM has an extensive array of functions. It gives back the ability to perform their chosen activities. Our robotic arm helps people who are suffering from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), Spinal Muscular Atrophy SMA), Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and from paraplegia and spasticity. The robotic arm is very user-friendly and stimulates independence and self-confidence.The iARM is mostly fitted to powered wheelchairs. Its compact design hardly widens the dimensions of the wheelchair. The arm is also easy to detach.
The iArm robotic arm :
Maximum lifting weight 1.5 kg (3.3 lb)
Multiple operational functions and fitting options
Assistive Innovations mission is to help people to achieve true independence. We are dedicated to help people with limited arm, hand or finger function. We challenge our clients to discover and apply the possibilities of our devices. All our products increase independence, freedom, self-respect and quality of life.