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Smart Robotic Orthosis Improves Knee Mobility

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 12 May 2021
An innovative orthosis device leverages robotics and proprietary algorithms to dramatically improve daily life for those experiencing knee pain.

The Roam Robotics (San Francisco, CA, USA) Ascend is designed to reduce the burden on an injured knee by unloading the quadriceps muscle so as to help relieve pain and support functional improvement in patients with osteoarthritis (OA), knee instability, and/or weak quadriceps. The customized, lightweight, comfortable device senses the body's movement, automatically adjusts to the wearer's needs, and provides precise support at the right moment for target muscle groups. Ascend highlights include:

Image: An air-powered knee brace enables greater mobility for OA patients (Photo courtesy of Roam Robotics)
Image: An air-powered knee brace enables greater mobility for OA patients (Photo courtesy of Roam Robotics)

The global need for OA bracing is growing in part due to an aging population, the widespread surge in obesity rates, and the overall rise in demand for conservative treatment methods. Studies have shown that 10-20 years after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, knee OA rates are more than 50%, and are progressively impacting younger patients.

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