Learn How Clinicians Are Using Motus Technology


The Motus Nova Story.

Motus Nova was founded in 2013.

Our goal was to make healthcare robotics more accessible for people. In conjunction with some of the top hospitals in the United States, we developed our patented FDA Class I rehabilitation robots over the last decade based on the principles of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) and repetitive task practice. The Motus Hand and Foot are now used in about 200 clinics and hospitals across the country.

Rehabilitation was needed most in the home.

After realizing that providing robotics to clinics and hospitals was not giving patients significantly more therapy hours, we knew we had to make a change. So, in 2017, we decided to move our technology into patients’ homes, where people can use robotics without limits. This change made it easier for users facing challenges related to transportation or clinician access to receive care at home. In 2019, we re-engineered our robotics to use artificial intelligence and created a world-class, patient-centric rehabilitation experience.

Closing the gap in rehabilitation access.

Our goal is to close the gap in treatment access by placing our AI-powered robotics directly in the home for superior, clinic-quality telemedicine. The Motus Hand and Foot are always available on-demand, allowing users to take charge of their own recovery at up to five times faster and at a fraction of the cost of conventional physical therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions: Clinicians

  • Inclusion Criteria
    • Diagnosis: Any diagnosis you determine would be able to benefit from repetitive task practice.
    • Time Since Injury: From days to decades post injury or diagnosis.
    • Movement: No active movement to those working on precision movements/fine motor skills.
    • Tone: Flaccid to high tone.
    • Cognition: Game complexity can be graded to fit various cognitive levels. Minimal cognitive requirements: follow basic commands.
    • Size: The Motus Hand and Foot can be adjusted to fit almost any size forearm and foot.
    • Knowledge of Technology: No previous experience with technology needed. Wi-Fi is also not required for usage.
    • Age: 5 years and older.
    • Pacemaker: The Motus Hand and Foot do not use electrical stimulation and are therefore safe to use in a patient with a pacemaker.
  • Exclusion Criteria
    • Cannot follow basic commands.
    • Wrist or ankle fusion, or any condition where assisted range of motion is contraindicated.
    • No upper or lower extremity impairments.
    • High likelihood of damaging or losing the equipment.

  • After 3 months of daily use, the Motus Technology resulted in the following outcomes:
    • Increased independence in ADLs.
    • Lower prevalence of depressive symptoms.
    • Statistically and clinically significant improvements in pinch, grip, grasp, and gross motor function.
    • Improved endurance with 6 minute walk test.
    • Substantial meaningful change in 10 meter walk test.
  • To review outcomes from each of our 24 clinical trials, click here.

  • No! The Motus Hand and Foot provide active assistance, so they are not continuous passive motion (CPM) machines.

  • No, we have seen that by targeting these distal joints, there have been significant improvements noted along the kinematic chain of the upper and lower extremities.

  • Yes, the Motus Hand helps with fine motor skills. During the clinical studies, we had users tested on fine motor skills (ex: picking up a paper clip) and they showed clinically and statistically significant improvements. With our users, 85% see improvements in their pegboard time – the average improvement is 29% faster times after 6 weeks of use of the Motus Hand.

  • Motus Nova’s technology is designed to ensure comfort and ease of use. If a user experiences any discomfort, they can easily pause the rehab session and release pressure by tapping anywhere on the screen. Each user is paired with a Recovery Coach who provides regular check-ins to ensure the device is used correctly and to adjust settings for optimal comfort. The devices, including the Motus Hand and Motus Foot, are engineered to move the user’s limbs gently and gradually, prioritizing safety and user well-being.
Safe and Effective: Dozens of Scientific Publications and a decade of clinical research

“The Motus Hand provides an effective means to improve upper limb motor function and performance of activities of daily living”

(AOTA, Rosenstein et al. 2008)

“The Motus Hand is an effective adjunct to deliver intensive rehabilitation important in upper limb functional recovery”

(APTA, Kutner et al. 2010)

“When combined with a home exercise program, the Motus Hand provides similar or greater improvements in upper limb function than home exercise alone”

(Linder et al. 2013)

“The Motus Hand improves quality of life and depression symptoms when utilized in the stroke survivor’s home.”

(Wolf et al. 2015)

“Home-based, robotic therapy provided by the Motus Hand reduced costs (65%), while expanding access to a rehabilitation modality for people who would not otherwise have received care.”

(Housley et al. 2016)


Trusted by hundreds of clinicians and used by thousands of stroke survivors.


Call (470) 800-9909 to schedule an In-Service at your clinic and try the Motus Hand or Motus Foot with your team.


(470) 800-9909

2960 Brandywine Rd, STE 100,
Atlanta, GA 30341.