MyPAM is a home-based rehabilitation robot, providing intensive and engaging upper limb therapy to improve functionality for stroke survivors.
It is a low-cost, home-based system that allows users to practice independent upper-limb exercises at home. The device restores the user’s arm function by helping them rebuild strength. The motion of the device mimics that of traditional therapeutic exercises, guiding the user’s arm in a smooth horizontal motion.
How does the MyPAM device work?
The MyPAM system digitalises how traditional physiotherapy is delivered post stroke through interactive gamification of rehabilitation exercises.
The device allows patients to repeatedly practice motor tasks, whilst playing engaging and motivating exercises games from the library on the device’s screen. As well as assisting the user’s arm movement, the robotic joystick also tracks and evaluates the user’s performance and monitors their progress. This information is shared with the supporting therapist, who can view the user’s progress during their remote rehabilitation treatment through MyPAM’s dedicated treatment dashboard, allowing the user to receive rehabilitation in the comfort of their own home.
It is hoped that this service will ease the demand on community services and remove the need for patients to frequently have clinical visits.
The device is currently in the Research and Development stage and moving towards clinical trial. There are many opportunities to be involved in its development, so if you are interested, please get in touch.
What makes up the MyPAM?
Here are the key features that make-up the MyPAM device
What are the benefits of MyPAM?
There are many aspects in the MyPAM device that have been thoughtfully designed to give users the very best care.
Engaging exercises in the form of computer games
The MyPAM device has inbuilt games designed to increase motivation for patients to practice therapeutic exercises regularly.
Power assisted device
Patients can use MyPAM throughout their entire recovery journey with varying levels of assistance as they progress.
Designed for the home environment
The device is designed to be compact and users can exercise as frequently and for as long as they want, giving them control of their rehabilitation journey.
Patient’s recovery data is shared with their physio
Therapists can assess and review patient’s progress, provide personalised exercises and made aware of potential concerns.
The MyPAM device allows for wheelchair assess, suitable for those with reduced mobility.
Designed for correct posture and arm movement
Patients adopt the correct posture and movements to ensure safe and effective therapy.
Supporting MyPAM’s Development
MyPAM is currently in the pre-clinical prototype stage. The project is being conducted at the University of Leeds. If you would like to support this research, please consider becoming a donor to support the device’s development.