Luna EMG is a rehabilitation robot developed to make physical therapy more fun for neurological and orthopaedic patients while increasing their muscle strength, coordination, and range of motion.
The Luna EMG is a game-changing system designed to empower neurological and orthopaedic patients as they perform a range of force or EMG (electromyography) driven exercises, to entertain them with interactive games, and to allow therapists to perform complex diagnostic tests. The award-winning system can be used to treat many different conditions, injuries and diseases. It was developed to help patients who would benefit from kinesiotherapy and need to improve their coordination, muscle strength, or range of motion in their limbs.
The Luna rehabilitation robot uses a 6-channel bioelectric amplifier to allow patients with muscle atrophy to exercise even with no force present by using electromyography as a reactive signal. This enables patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and those recovering after a stroke to perform therapeutic tasks using interchangeable extensions and add-ons that help work the major joints. The robot can help patients maintain their mobility longer and slow down the process of muscular dystrophy.
The versatile system’s force sensors allow it to dynamically change the resistance during therapy sessions, offering patients a range of possibilities for isokinetic, isometric and isotonic exercises. Luna uses automatic weight compensation to detect as little as 0.2Nm.
The robotic exoskeleton uses isolated and dynamic extensions to offer options for single joint training and functional training of multiple joints. Training sessions are very easy to set up and patients can switch between extensions in less than 10 seconds. The isolated extensions are used for single joint training, while functional extensions enable multi-joint movement and static ones allow therapists to isolate selected joints in place. Therapists can use the device dashboard to monitor patients' performance and get suggestions on how to make the training sessions more effective.
The Luna EMG was developed by EGZOTech, a Polish company specializing in creating rehabilitation robots that help physical therapists treat neurological and orthopedic patients. At the time of its release, the first version of the Luna device was the first rehabilitation robot to help patients with neuromuscular diseases.
Learn more about Luna and see the system at work in the video below.