Claw hand rehabilitation device and procedure for use

  • From Spain
  • Responsive
  • Patents for licensing

Summary of the technology

It is a device to improve the rehabilitation process of people suffering from "claw hand".


Details of the Technology Offer

New and innovative aspects

At present, the devices intended for the rehabilitation of "claw hand" are not capable of autonomously rehabilitating, after programming, the fingers of the damaged hand, nor is there currently any motorized device to perform such a function. In addition, rehabilitation processes with current systems do not come close to what an adequate passive rehabilitation should be, which consists, fundamentally, of performing successive repetitions, maintaining the stretch for a short period of time. For this reason, rehabilitation treatment is currently performed by the therapist with his or her own hands during pre-set time sessions, which is why the currently existing devices can only be considered as a complement to the treatment performed by the physiotherapist.
The device described is autonomous and is in charge of carrying out the efforts by means of motors, controlled by a computer. The device allows better control of the effort exerted on the tendons of each joint in each patient's hand, as well as the loads and magnitudes achieved in each rehabilitation session. Furthermore, this invention allows the physiotherapist to do therapy with several patients at the same time, since the device is autonomous and works obeying the individual cycle marked.

Main advantages of its use

• Standalone device
• Allows the physiotherapist to do therapy with several patients at the same time
• The physical therapist schedules the exercises that the device will perform during each rehabilitation treatment session.


The device for the rehabilitation of patients with "claw hand" pathology consists of a rigid splint made of thermosetting polymer where the patient must insert the forearm and the hand to be rehabilitated.
The device has five programmable stepper motors.
The device repeatedly performs the number of cycles at the tension stipulated by the therapist, in each of the fingers of the hand to be rehabilitated.


Possible applications are the rehabilitation of people suffering from "claw hand"

Intellectual property status

Protected by patent P201300328

Current development status

Device in concept stage

Desired business relationship

Commercial Agreement, License Agreement, Technical Cooperation: further development; Technical Cooperation: testing new applications; Technical Cooperation: adaptation to specific needs

Intellectual property status

Related Keywords

  • Social and Economics concerns
  • Health care
  • Medical Health related
  • Other
  • Medical/health
  • rehabilitation
  • physical therapy
  • claw hand
  • neuropathy of the hand
  • autonomic


The aim of the The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) of the Univesidad de Burgos is to promote Innovation technology through the reseach results transfer and the conexions between the University and the new needs and requirements of the society - we are the link between the University and the Industry. Contact person: José Manuel López (


Never miss an update from UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS

Create your free account to connect with UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS and thousands of other innovative organizations and professionals worldwide


Send a request for information

About Technology Offers

Technology Offers on Innoget are directly posted
and managed by its members as well as evaluation of requests for information. Innoget is the trusted open innovation and science network aimed at directly connect industry needs with professionals online.


Need help requesting additional information or have questions regarding this Technology Offer?
Contact Innoget support