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Next-Generation Myomo System Helps People With Stroke/Neurological Impairments Move Their Arms Again

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Mar 15, 2011 09:00 ET

Next-Generation Myomo System Helps People With Stroke/Neurological Impairments Move Their Arms Again


First Portable, Wearable Solution Now Enhanced With Wireless Networking, Games for Health and a Connected Health Platform to Keep Patients Active, Involved and Motivated

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CCRCs and technology centers -- an idea whose time has come


Silver Smart Technology Center -- a storefront in a CCRC.  Recently I had a chance to chat about with Sharon Whalen who works in the Passavant Retirement Community within Lutheran SeniorLife -- a 700-person CCRC in Zelienople, PA. Lutheran SeniorLife's CCRC is comprised of skilled nursing, memory care, personal care (their term for assisted living) and residential living villas and cottages (their term for independent living.) Sharon has just set up the Technology Center there to demonstrate those "assistive devices that residents, staff, family, and other members of the community can touch and get a feel if this is something they want" -- then they can decide whether to purchase on their own.

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