(PRWEB) March 26, 2005
The Biomove 3000 system was specifically developed for home therapy following a stroke. The highly affordable battery-powered device detects extremely small electrical EMG signals that persist in paralyzed muscles after a stroke and uses these tiny signals to initiate an electrical stimulation impulse to the muscles, resulting in actual muscle movement by the patient.
FDA 510(k) approval allows Biomove 3000 to be marketed in the United States, where over 700,000 individuals experience a stroke each year. Millions of people suffer from the debilitating effects of stroke. Fifty percent have some one-sided paralysis and seek effective treatment for their severe, long-term disabilities.
Chris Cane of Amjo Corp said, "We are delighted that Curatronic Ltd (the developer of the Biomove 3000) has received FDA approval for the Biomove 3000 system, which enables us to reach the many stroke victims in the US market with this economical, easy-to-use system.
Jim Stephens PT, PhD, CFP, Physical Therapy Department at Temple University says: "As a physical therapist, I have worked with many patients with CVA over the years retraining the functions of the upper reach and grasp and lower extremity stance and gait. I found that some patients are able to use EMG feedback very well. This effectiveness was enhanced by addition of electrical stimulation of the contracting muscle to supplement a movement that was already in progress. My clinical experience suggests, as research is beginning to show, that a system of EMG triggered electrical stimulation is an effective means of restoring function. I introduce this equipment to my students and hope that they will have it available to use in their clinical work after graduation. The best system I have seen for doing this so far, in terms of ease, adaptability, and simplicity of use, both for the therapist and the patient, is the Biomove 3000."
Further information about the Biomove 3000 system can be found at AmjoÂs Biomove 3000 web site: http://www.MyStroke.com.
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