neo1 - World's first under-clothing myoelectric exoskeleton for the upper extremity
With neo1, Vincent Systems presents the breakthrough myoelectric exoskeleton designed specifically for users with limited upper extremity functionality, especially to compensate for paralysis caused by stroke and plexus injuries. This innovative technology uses advanced myoelectric control in conjunction with powerful micromotors in the elbow and hand areas to help users with their mobility and independence challenges due to their limitations.
The myoelectric exoskeleton uses state-of-the-art sensor technology that detects and interprets the electrical signals generated by the user's muscles. By analyzing these signals, the exoskeleton intuitively responds to the user's movement intentions and allows them to regain control over their affected limbs.
One of the most important features of this exoskeleton is its lightweight and ergonomic design. It is the world's first actively controlled exoskeleton that can be worn under the user's clothing due to its slim shape that is adapted to the body. This feature opens up a whole new horizon of applications as the system can be inconspicuously integrated into everyday life.
Vincent Systems emphasizes comfort and adaptability, allowing users to wear the device for extended periods of time. The exoskeleton is customized to fit each user's anatomy. The control system is also user-specific, optimally adjusted for each wearer through a variety of parameters depending on the severity of the paralysis and the available muscle signals. In addition, the myoelectric exoskeleton offers different levels of support, allowing the user to gradually increase muscle activation and improve strength and control over time. This progressive approach promotes neuroplasticity and thereby also supports active rehabilitation.
In the long term, positive effects are expected with regard to the reduction of phantom limb pain as well as a preventive effect with regard to the avoidance of overuse symptoms.