Robotic arm helps stroke victims regain strength

rupert robotic arm

Researchers at Arizona State University and biotech startup Kinetic Muscles have created a robotic arm designed to help stroke victims regain use of their limbs. The pneumatic RUPERT I (Robotic Upper Extremity Repetitive Therapy) is designed to assist patients in performing repetitive-motion exercises. It has been tested with stroke patients in Phoenix and will be shown off at the 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics this summer in Chicago.