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Powering patients to recovery: Micromotors are driving a new rehabilitation frontier

Author : Dave Walsha, EMS

31 May 2022

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), over two billion people are living with a health condition that benefits from rehabilitation. Innovations in rehabilitation engineering are giving patients with once debilitating health conditions independence and a higher quality of life. Here, Dave Walsha, Sales Manager at EMS, looks at how micromotors are advancing rehabilitation equipment.

Rehabilitation is a process that helps individuals living with a health condition achieve the highest possible level of function, independence and quality of life in their everyday activities. Part of rehabilitation can include helping patients find ways to improve how they move around, such as through physiotherapy, altering their environment and supporting them with mobility aids.

Mobility aids, such as wheelchairs, lifts and prosthetics, provide patients with support and assistance that allow them to perform activities they would otherwise be unable to perform. To attain the force needed to support a patient physically, many mobility aids are driven by powerful, high-precision micromotors. In particular, powered prosthetics and exoskeletons are at the forefront of rehabilitation engineering.

Read the full article in DPA's June issue

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