BKIN has successfully renewed their ISO 13485 certification for another three year period. With this re-certification we were also able to transition to the latest 2016 standard – representing the best practice in quality management system implementation for manufacturers of medical devices.
Long-time KINARM Lab user, Dr. Sean Dukelow, spoke at the International Neurorehabilitation Symposium in London, UK last week. INRS was one of four conferences that bound together for the biennial installment of RehabWeek. In his session, he described his research related to identifying and quantifying neurological impairments from stroke, concussion, CP and other disorders. He spoke of his long-term longitudinal study monitoring outcomes from over 100 subjects with stroke. Over the 6 month period he noted clear differences between early responders, late responders and non-responders. His results highlight the need for more sensitive, targeted identification of sensory and motor deficits to optimize rehabilitation after stroke. Further he has noted that the trajectory of recovery for some individuals with mild to moderate stroke may be much longer than previously considered. underlined the need for better characterization of impairments post stroke (Semrau, et al, 2015).
Semrau, J.A., Herter, T.M., Scott, S.H., Dukelow, S.P. (2015) Examining Differences in Patterns of Sensory and Motor Recovery After Stroke With Robotics Stroke 2015 Dec; DOI:10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.010750
AAN will be our first trade show in the Boston area, presenting a great opportunity for clinician scientists in the Boston area to try KINARM Standard Tests.
We look forward to welcoming you to booth #128 !
Neuroscience is a week away and Ian, Duncan and Anne are travelling to San Diego to answer your tough questions and give demonstrations of our KINARM End-Point Lab, KINARM Exoskeleton Lab and KINARM Gaze-Tracker. The high demand for our new Exoskeleton Lab means that the KINARM Classic will have to stand-in for demonstration purposes. Customer needs always come first! Send Anne a note if you want to pre-book your visit to avoid a wait!
Just in time for Neuroscience 2016 we are pleased to release Dexterit-E Explorer version 1.3.
There are a number of new features:
Dexterit-E 3.6 has been a monumental effort for the team at BKIN and we are very proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish in this “landmark” release.
The camp was held June 5 – 10 , 2016 in Kingston, Ontario on the beautiful campus of Queen’s University.
Over a period of 5 days, 12 Campers from 10 different sites, received in-depth training on Custom Task development for KINARM Labs.
Here’s what this year’s campers said about Camp:
A customer of ours recently asked us to undertake an interesting challenge: create a custom KINARM Lab that enabled two KINARM End-Point robots, with Virtual Reality, to interact with each other in real time. The BKIN team was up to the challenge and want to share the result!
The classic Scott KINARM was great, but now it is even better…
Vertical out-of-plane stiffness: 8,500 N/m
End-point in-plane mechanical stiffness: ~16,400 N/m
• Greater Accessibility to the Head: The motors are mounted below the shoulders thus enabling full access to the head. Now you can use TMS – and any other head-mounted peripheral – without having to “squeeze it in”.
• No More Analog: The electronics have been upgraded to all digital communication using the EtherCAT protocol.
• Quiet and Smooth: With EtherCAT, we’ve changed the servo amps, eliminating the audible noise and slight jitter felt with the Classic. Subjects perceive smoother movements.
The NEW KINARM Exoskeleton is now generally available. Contact: email@example.com for more information and pricing.
Download the KINARM Exoskeleton’s New Look