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Patient Experience

 

Restoring your independence.

Making a physical, social, and economic impact.

Abilitech Medical devices are designed to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the United States affected by neuromuscular conditions.

 

"I am able to..."

Rob

"The Abilitech Assist would help me be more independent in my career and do more for myself"

Erika

"The Abilitech Assist device has the potential to help me regain my independence and dignity"

Cayden

"With the Abilitech Assist, I'm able to eat a meal with friends independently. I   feel more like myself. I couldn't do that without the Abilitech Assist"

Dr. Samir

"My dream is to be able to use my arm again, make things easier for my wife, and go back to the profession I love and live for"

The Abilitech™ Assist device is designed to be 

Comfortable

Lightweight 

Easy to use 

  • Available in a range of sizes 

  • Single calibration completed in one visit 

  • Adjustments made quickly 

  • You control the movement of your arms 

  • Device is easily adjusted for the weight of different objects with the press of a button 

  • Springs at the shoulder and elbow support your existing strength for smooth and natural movements of the arm 

 

ABILITECH HEROES

Everyday people who do and overcome the extraordinary. To many, these individuals are spouses, colleagues, teachers, parents, siblings and friends. To us, they are heroes.

CLINICIANS AND ADVISORS
Dr James Spendley
Dr James Spendley

The #AbilitechHero of the week is Dr. James Spendley, Medical Director of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute (CKRI). Dr. Spendley and the CKRI team collaborated with Abilitech on an NIH funded research project focused on the development of a fully robotic assist device, and he has been an integral collaborator throughout the development process of the #AbilitechAssist device. He is our hero!

Dr Molly Stark
Dr Molly Stark

The #AbilitechHero of the week is Dr. Molly Stark of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Dr. Stark is a physical therapist at the Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center where she provides care for those living with neuromuscular weakness and will support a 35 patient study of the Abilitech Assist this year. Dr. Stark is another front-line worker that is our hero!

Dr Leah Hanson
Dr Leah Hanson

The #AbilitechHero of the week is Dr. Leah Hanson of HealthPartners! Dr. Hanson is a leader in the field of neurodegenerative disorders. Her guidance throughout our grant process has been incredible and we know her continued research will be a great resource to us at Abilitech and to many others– you are a hero!

Dr James Spendley
Dr James Spendley

The #AbilitechHero of the week is Dr. James Spendley, Medical Director of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute (CKRI). Dr. Spendley and the CKRI team collaborated with Abilitech on an NIH funded research project focused on the development of a fully robotic assist device, and he has been an integral collaborator throughout the development process of the #AbilitechAssist device. He is our hero!

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PATIENT ADVOCATES
John - Spinal Cord Injury
John - Spinal Cord Injury

Meet John! Our #AbilitechHero of the week, John lives with a C3 Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), but is one of the happiest, most optimistic people we know. When John first tested the #AbilitechAssist, he said it was the first time in years that he had even seen his own hand. We know that we can do more for John and many others in similar situations. Thank you, John! You are a hero!

Rob - Spinal Cord Injury
Rob - Spinal Cord Injury

Rob is not only an invaluable member of our team, but he is also one of our #AbilitechHeroes. A spinal cord injury (SCI) left Rob to live with quadriplegia. Rob is determined to stay active in his life and advocate for others living with a similar diagnosis. At Abilitech Medical, Rob’s insight and skills on our devices are second to none. He is paving the way forward for others to have a more active, independent life and that makes him our hero!

Cayden - Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Cayden - Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

#AbiliitechHeroes recognizes Cayden, who has the brightest spirit and the biggest love for video games! Cayden lives with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2 (SMA2) and has helped our team to understand the importance of comfort and usability in our #AbilitechAssist device. You are a hero, Cayden! Keep up the great work

John - Spinal Cord Injury
John - Spinal Cord Injury

Meet John! Our #AbilitechHero of the week, John lives with a C3 Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), but is one of the happiest, most optimistic people we know. When John first tested the #AbilitechAssist, he said it was the first time in years that he had even seen his own hand. We know that we can do more for John and many others in similar situations. Thank you, John! You are a hero!

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CLINICAL TRIALS

Our commitment to clinical research is fundamental to the mission of restoring independence to patients with upper-limb neuromuscular conditions.

 

  • Schulze Multi-Center Muscular Dystrophy Ability Study

    • The Schulze Multi-Center Muscular Dystrophy Ability Study is a clinical study that will be conducted at the University of Minnesota and Gillette Children’s Hospital. The study will enroll patients with Muscular Dystrophy with the objective to measure how the Abilitech Assist device can help them complete activities of daily living and impact their quality of life.

 

FIND A CLINICIAN

To find a clinician who has experience with the Abilitech™ Assist device, please complete the form below. 

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