Patient FAQs

What makes the Abilitech™ Assist unique?

The Abilitech™ Assist is the only body-worn device that provides a hybrid assist at the shoulder and elbow. The technology uses springs, motors and software to optimize the support needed for each individual without overriding their existing function. Each patient can dynamically adjust their profile with the touch of a button to support lifting of different weighted objects. The Abilitech™ Assist is lightweight, comfortable and easy to use.

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Where can I obtain the Abilitech™ Assist?

The Abilitech™ Assist is commercially available to individuals in the U.S.

It can be prescribed by clinicians and submitted for insurance approval, or it can be purchased outright. In either case, an in-person evaluation must occur to ensure the product is clinically and medically necessary and to demonstrate and provide education for its use.

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What determines if the Abilitech™ Assist device is right for someone?

The Abilitech™ Assist is for individuals with neuromuscular weakness of their arms, and patients need intrinsic strength to benefit from this technology. This level of function is correlated to a manual muscle test score of a 2- to a 3+ for shoulder and elbow flexion.

Contraindications include:
• Grade two pressure injury or greater in area that may be impacted by the device wear
• Significantly unstable upper extremity joints
• Unhealed bone fractures in the upper extremities
• Inability to perform passive shoulder abduction of 120 degrees
• Inability to perform 90 degrees of passive elbow extension.

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