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What is DIEGO®?

DIEGO is one of the most advanced and versatile arm-shoulder rehabilitation devices. Intelligent gravity compensation, robotics and virtual reality facilitate the training to regain lost arm motor function. The robot works unilaterally or bilaterally to support the arms against gravity, allowing the client to explore movement in a different plane, using multiple muscles around the shoulder to achieve tasks.

Who Can Benefit From Using DIEGO®?

Individuals with impaired hand function resulting from neurological injury such as stroke, brain injury or spinal cord injury. DIEGO can be used at all stages of the rehabilitation journey.

How Does DIEGO® Work?

The DIEGO system is a robotic arm-shoulder therapy system for the rehabilitation of patients with limited arm function. The device can measure upper limb range of movement and support functional arm therapy. The device provides distal support, allowing proximal initiation of movement, which facilitates natural sequences of motion and task specific training at a low functional level and within the individual limits of performance.

DIEGO offers three-dimensional range of movement and allows a cooperative, simultaneous training of both arms. By individually positioning the patient facing towards or away from the screen, the therapist has a whole range of new therapeutic approaches to choose from.

DIEGO’s Virtual Reality feature allows for an immersive experience. Virtual reality provides a safe and supported environment for acquisition of skill, supports cognitive rehabilitation and stimulates neuroplastic changes in the brain.

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What to Expect

The device forms part of a rehabilitation programme for upper limb weakness. It is usually used in conjunction with conventional upper limb neurophysiotherapy rather than in isolation. It is often used in partnership with other Tyromotion devices such as the PABLO, TYMO and AMADEO.

Let's Get Started

The equipment is available at Hobbs Rehabilitation Intensive Neurotherapy Centre (Bristol) – find your nearest centre.
Alternatively, call us on 01275 371262 to talk with our team or fill out our enquiry form on our contact page.

We accept self-referrals and referrals from Medico-Legal, health and social care professionals and the charity sector.