MyHand: An active hand orthosis for stroke patients
Unmet Medical Need: The number of sroke patients with upper limb impairment requiring rehabilitation exceeds 150,000 a year. Hand rehabilitation for stroke survivors is often limited by insurance coverage, therapist shortages, and logistic constraints. Current robotic rehabilitation devices lack versatility and wearable design, and are commonly difficult to use without clinical supervision.
Envisioned Healthcare Product: MyHand is a hand rehabilitation tool for recovering stroke patients suitable to be worn for daily activities and at-home use.
Stage of Development: Testing prototype
Columbia-Coulter Funding Cycle: 2015-2016