Top Neurological Hospital in Phoenix Receives First Harmony SHR™ Robotic Rehabilitation System from Harmonic Bionics

Monday, October 09, 2023

Harmonic Bionics has announced that Barrow Neurological Institute, a part of Dignity Health based in Phoenix, AZ, has acquired two Harmony SHR™ exoskeletons. These exoskeletons will be integrated into the hospital's inpatient and outpatient programs, with the first unit delivered last month as the inaugural clinical installation for Harmonic Bionics following its FDA registration in April this year. The second unit is scheduled for delivery in November and will primarily serve Barrow's outpatient facility.

The Harmony SHR™ exoskeleton is designed for bilateral upper extremity therapy, aligning with the patient's scapulohumeral rhythm (SHR). This innovation facilitates natural and comprehensive arm and shoulder therapy for individuals facing neurological and musculoskeletal movement impairments.

Harmonic Bionics plans to showcase the Harmony SHR™ exoskeleton at upcoming conferences, including the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) Fall Education Conference & Expo in Dallas.

Harmony SHR™ offers a biomechanically matched shoulder to enable a broader and more natural range of arm motion, benefiting patients in their recovery from neurological or musculoskeletal impairments. It was developed to support evidence-based rehabilitation practices, such as robotic-assisted mirror therapy, which has demonstrated positive outcomes in chronic stroke patients.

Barrow Neurological Institute was recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2023-2024 list as one of the country's Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation, securing the top ranking in Arizona in this category. The Neuro-Rehabilitation Center at Barrow offers a comprehensive range of services, including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, re-entry programs for work and school, and opportunities for adaptive recreation and support groups.

Trent Maruyama, Program Manager for Rehabilitation Technology at Barrow, expressed the institute's commitment to providing advanced tools and technology to enhance therapy for patients with upper extremity deficits.

Harmonic Bionics intends to introduce Harmony SHR™ at various conferences throughout the fall, showcasing its capabilities to a wider audience. For additional information about Harmony SHR™, you can visit or contact them via email at [email protected].

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