High marks were given by stroke rehabilitation experts for the Biomove Stroke Rehab device for home use, during the Stroke Conference organized by the American Stroke Association, which took place from February 16-18 in Kissimmee, Florida.
(PRWEB) March 7, 2006 — Extensive attention was drawn by the action to give away 20 Biomove Stroke Rehab systems to stroke survivors in the US by the manufacturer Curatronic Ltd. in cooperation with their national distributor Amjo Corp.
Attending physicians who tested the device on themselves unilaterally expressed their satisfaction about the straight forward application of the Biomove and ease of use for the stroke survivor at home. One of the attending neurologists, herself a stroke survivor, succeeded for the first time after 14 years in raising her hand with the help of the Biomove.
Many stroke rehab specialists decided to prescribe this new device to selected patients to enable them to participate in the free Biomove give away action. Further details on the drawing date and the contest details can be found at the www.MyStroke.com website.
Ben Philipson of Curatronic Ltd. said, “We are very encouraged that the Biomove stroke rehab system has enthusiastically been received by the stroke rehab experts during this important event, in addition to the many Biomove users around the world. Many stroke survivors have given us very positive feedback about their progress with this economical, easy- to-use systemÃ¢â‚¬Â.
The Biomove 3000 system was specially developed for home therapy by the patient following a stroke. After a stroke, control signals from the brain often cannot reach some muscles, typically in the hand or foot. Without these signals, the level of electrical activity in these muscles is too low for them to contract adequately on their own. This causes them to become increasingly weaker.
The Biomove 3000 system, via three electrode patches placed on arm or leg, detects and amplifies even the slightest signals still being generated in the hand and foot muscles. Then, using an advanced form of biofeedback combined with electrical muscle stimulation the Biomove re-teaches the muscles to contract on their own. FDA 510(k) approval allows the 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.
In addition Curatronic has been awarded CE certification qualifying the Biomove stroke rehab system for sale throughout the 25-nation European Union (“EU”) and four-nation European Free Trade Association (“EFTA”).
Curatronic Ltd. is a R & D company “par excellence” and employs highly skilled professionals with extensive experience in medical and electronic fields. The company has been awarded certification according to ISO 13485 for design, manufacturing, final inspection, distribution and service of electrical therapy devices. Amjo Corp is a US based distributor focusing on health related products including the Biomove 3000 device.