Movendo Technology is collaborating with the University of Miami to integrate its robotic system, hunova, into the screening and physical rehabilitation of student-athletes for knee related deficits, concussions, and overall performance, it announces.
At the University of Miami, the hunova will be used as an adjunct to current procedures that aid the assessment of overall physical performance measures, according to a media release.
The hunova is a programmable robotic medical device consisting of two independent electromechanical movable platforms, one at foot level and one at seat level. The device, which can deliver more than 200 evaluations and exercises for postural control, stretching, muscle strengthening, balance, core stability and proprioception, operates in active, passive, and assistive modes.
“Objective physical performance measures can provide a guide to enhance function. We are excited to collaborate with Movendo to better understand the evaluation and training systems of the hunova in a collegiate athletic setting.”
— Dr. Luis Feigenbaum, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Performance, Health, and Wellness
Student-athletes will be evaluated via hunova’s indexes, which include: the “performance index” – a robotic, total-body index, that aims to evaluate and compare an athletes performance to its peers; the “knee index,” – a functional robotic evaluation of the knee, which provides objective data to help monitor an athlete’s progress through the rehabilitation process; and the “concussion index” – designed to better identify and manage concussions or mild traumatic brain injury.
“Collaborating with the University of Miami to better understand sports-specific data and to enhance hunova’s database has the potential to be an important step to further improve the performance of student-athletes. The hunova has already been adopted by more than 100 facilities as a compact system for both objective evaluations and functional therapy. We are confident that integrating hunova into the Hurricanes’ athletics performance program will lead to future data-driven considerations.”
— Frank Menzler, Executive VP and General Manager North America of Movendo
[Source(s): Movendo Technology, Business Wire]