When I read about the MyoPro robotic arm, I was amazed at the technology of using somebody’s brain signals to enable the use of a paralyzed or weakened arm in military veterans.
I actually knew some fellow veterans that could possibly benefit from the device. But when I reached out to them they had never heard of the MyoPro technology in general nor had their doctors and therapists told them about it.
This is a problem because military veterans and their families must go look for their life. It won’t always come to you.
That got me thinking about why.
Perhaps the military veterans simply had not heard of the new medical breakthrough. Or perhaps some of the very strengths of being a military veteran limited their ability to look for a new solution to their condition.
You see, early on in our military careers we learn how to endure hardships and long periods of deployment. This gives us the stamina or pain tolerance that non-veterans or non-military families might never know.
We deal with it.
That takes great strength. But sometimes to cope with a tough situation we “armor up” to protect ourselves and miss new opportunities like the MyoPro device.
Military veterans and their families must go look for their life. It won’t always come to you.
As for the MyoPro, robotics have been a game changer, especially with their most recent advances. Lack of mobility is not the end of the road. The MyoPro device is helping vets regain use of their arms and their lives.
The custom-made robotic arm brace originated in the labs at MIT. It is estimated that at least 500,000 veterans could use such the MyoPro brace to regain mobility of a weakened or paralyzed arm.
Through their use of orthotic technology clinicians can restore veteran’s ability to perform everyday activities so many of us take for granted. As one vet put it, these robotics are re-defining “how life has to be.”Read comments