Harmonic Bionics Revolutionizes Rehabilitation: First Harmony SHR™ Robotic System Installed at Leading Neurological Hospital in Phoenix

Harmonic Bionics has announced that Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, has acquired two Harmony SHR™ exoskeletons for use in both inpatient and outpatient programs. The first Harmony robot was delivered last month, marking Harmonic Bionics’ first clinical installation after FDA registration in April 2023. The second unit is scheduled for delivery in November and will primarily be used in Barrow’s outpatient facility.

The Harmony SHR is a bilateral upper extremity exoskeleton designed to facilitate a more extensive and natural range of arm motion for patients recovering from neurological or musculoskeletal impairments. It aims to support evidence-based principles in rehabilitation sessions, such as robotic-assisted mirror therapy, which has shown improved outcomes in chronic stroke patients.

Barrow Neurological Institute has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation in 2023-2024. It is also the top-ranked hospital in Arizona in this category.

The institute’s Neuro-Rehabilitation Center provides comprehensive care, including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, work and school re-entry programs, and opportunities for adaptive recreation and support groups.

Trent Maruyama, Program Manager for Rehabilitation Technology at Barrow, emphasized the institute’s commitment to offering advanced tools and technology to enhance therapy and improve outcomes for patients with upper extremity deficits.

Harmonic Bionics plans to showcase the Harmony SHR at conferences this fall, including the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) Fall Education Conference & Expo.

About Harmonic Bionics, Inc.

Harmonic Bionics is a commercial-stage company specializing in robotics and digital health. The company’s primary product, Harmony SHR™, is a bilateral upper extremity exoskeleton designed to facilitate natural and comprehensive arm and shoulder therapy for individuals with neurological and musculoskeletal movement impairments. Harmony SHR™ works with a patient’s scapulohumeral rhythm (SHR) to enable more effective rehabilitation.

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