How important are caregivers to improved upper-arm function?

Support from caregivers has been shown to be an important determinant of improved upper-limb function. Beyond caregivers’ abilities to address the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of those they care for, caregivers have been shown to be a determinant of improved upper-limb function in certain conditions, such as in the context of a stroke rehabilitation.

The Abilitech Assist is designed to be used in the presence of a trained caregiver who can help don and doff the device and periodically adjust.

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