Dynamic Arm Supports

The intended use of dynamic arm supports covers three application areas:

  • Assisting the human arm during movement against gravity. This is currently the main scope. This help may happen depending on user requirements according to the principle of 'Assist-as-Needed' or by lifting the arm completely. Important user groups include people with muscle weakness (such as due to muscle diseases), with progressive neurological disorders, spinal cord injury or rheumatism.
  • Conducting uncoordinated movements. Our recent arm supports are performing better and better in this area and may make critical activities like eat or drink independently possible. User groups include people with multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. Individual assessment is always necessary!
  • The fixation of joints, particularly the shoulder, and efforts like shoulder orthotics. This is in addition to the functional effort. The positive effects of these efforts are for example seen in persons with spinal cord injury, stroke victims and other groups with shoulder problems. Major effects are the (partial) restoration of the subluxation of the shoulder and functioning with less shoulder pain.

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Dowing
Uses stored energy , no external reinforcement. Adjustable (third person) support from below. Indoor use (table, working chair).
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Balancer
Uses stored energy, no external reinforcement. Third person adjustable. Support from above.
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Sling
Uses stored energy, no external reinforcement. Third person adjustable. Support from above. More advanced construction than Balancer.
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Sling Electrical
External reinforcement. Third person adjustable. Support from above. More advanced construction than Balancer.
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Top/Help
Uses stored energy, no external reinforcement. Third person adjustable. Support from below.
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Top/Help Electrical
External reinforcement. Third party adjustable. Support from below.
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Gowing
Uses stored energy as well as external reinforcement. In various ways user adjustable. Support from below.
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Darwing
Uses stored energy, no external reinforcement. Advanced user adjustable. Support from below.
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ExoArm
ExoArm is Focal’s most advanced dynamic arm support. It is based on robotics technology. Software allows for almost endless individual adjustability. ExoArm adapts automatically to the user. ExoArm serves the most challenged users.
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