Forbes reported today that the FDA has announced approval for a new product that is intended to help stroke victims. This robotic arm is meant to help those victims regain the use of paralyzed limbs and to relearn how to move muscles that were affected by their strokes.
The company responsible for this product is Myomo Inc., and the company stated that it would immediately begin to market the product to rehabilitation clinics around the country now that it has permission to do so. The device is called the e100 NeuroRobotic System, and the most telling passage from the article appears below:
"Unlike other devices to help stroke survivors regain mobility, no electrical stimulation or invasive procedures are required, Myomo says. Rather, the device helps individuals use their own biological signals to recover muscle control."