The Hand Mentor Pro™ encourages patients to actively participate in their recovery with challenging, enjoyable interactive games.

Transportable equipment can be used in a clinic setting or at home.

There are several types of games designed to help with spasticity reduction, extension and motor control. Progress can be monitored, adjusted and tracked remotely.

Game-based therapy engages users to help improve motor function.

The Hand Mentor Pro not only instructs and guides therapy sessions, it actually makes those sessions interesting and fun.

As a patient’s range of motion increases, the games can be programmed to offer more challenges and greater potential for improvement.

Games are goal-oriented and task specific.

Once the affected hand is cradled comfortably in the device, a pneumatic muscle gently stretches the flexors by extending the wrist and fingers moving the hand safely through the patient’s available range of motion.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Hand Mentor is a robotic active-assist rehabilitation device designed to help stroke survivors improve range of motion, strength, and motor function, subsequently reducing impairment and improving quality of life.

The device is worn on the impaired forearm, wrist, and hand and connected to the control screen. As you play interactive games on the control screen, the Hand Mentor safely guides you through upper limb rehabilitation, providing gentle assistance with a pneumatic muscle as needed.

If you are experiencing paralysis or paresis as a result of a stroke, you may be a candidate. Consult with your healthcare provider to find out if the Hand Mentor is the right treatment for you.

Clinical trials have demonstrated benefits from using the Hand Mentor including improvements in range of motion, strength, and motor function as well as reduced impairment and improved quality of life.

Clinical trials investigating the Hand Mentor and other devices have documented that improvements occur following 30 hours of rehabilitation. The interactive nature of the Hand Mentor device offers flexibility in scheduling so you can arrange therapy hours that fit your lifestyle.

The Hand Mentor devices are designed to provide benefits long-term by adapting to your needs as you progressively improve and regain function. Many factors may affect your length of use and may depend on whether the goal is to manage impairment or improve function. Please consult with your healthcare providers for more details about the benefits of long-term use.

Benefits from using the Hand Mentor have been seen by survivors both shortly after a stroke and long after.

Both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke survivors have benefited from Hand Mentor rehabilitation in clinical trials. But most studies have investigated the more common, ischemic stroke.

The Hand Mentor is listed with FDA as a ‘cleared’ medical device, which means it presents only minimal risk to users. Like most upper limb rehabilitation, you will use your arm more with the Hand Mentor and may experience some fatigue. This usually improves as you progress. Your healthcare provider will develop an appropriate rehabilitation program to make sure your specific needs are met using the device.

Healthcare providers and clinicians who use the Hand Mentor can be found here.

Yes. The Hand Mentor is uniquely capable of providing rehabilitation benefits in the clinic or at home. The controller (the computer part of the device) weighs about 15 pounds and can be set up on a table. It uses a standard three-prong electrical outlet. The hand device itself weighs about 2 ½ pounds.

The Hand Mentor is designed to be put on using of the non-paretic arm. Depending on your level of function, you may require some help from a family member or healthcare provider to put it on.