How Talk to Your Doctor About the IpsiHand System
The IpsiHand Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Device is a prescription device used to improve arm and hand function after a stroke. Powered by brain-computer interface, the breakthrough technology was developed to leverage neuroplasticity in the brain to accelerate functional recovery after a stroke.
To meet our approved Indications for Use by the FDA, you must have been diagnosed with stroke 6 months or more ago, be an adult 18 years or over, and have the need for stroke rehabilitation of the upper extremity.
If you want to use the IpsiHand to regain use of your hand you'll need a prescription. Here are some tips for talking to your doctor.
Tip #1 - Be Honest
It's important to be open and honest with your doctor about why you are hoping to get the device and the impact you expect it to have on your life. Don't be afraid to answer tough questions honestly - and don't shy away from asking your own questions either!
Tip #2 - Share Facts and Resources
Our website has a lot of information that your physician may find helpful if they aren't familiar with the device. Be sure to show them the IpsiHand System page and send them our Physician Information Packet so they can learn more about the IpsiHand System and its applications.
Here are the top facts to share with your physician:
The IpsiHand System was granted De Novo Classification, an FDA-cleared device for upper extremity stroke rehabilitation.
Studies from the clinical trials IpsiHand System showed the following effects
All patients experienced improvement on the primary study outcome measures
66.7% measured statistically and clinically meaningful improvement
All patients who met mCID maintained similar improvement for at least 6 months post-therapy
I can use this device from home and be remotely monitored because this treatment uses a noninvasive EEG and Brain-Computer Interface. There is no need for medication, procedures, or out-of-home appointments. I can also use the IpsiHand System while participating in a formal rehabilitation program.
Tip #3 - Work Collaboratively
While it is important to advocate for yourself, remember that your doctor wants the best outcome for you. Share your worries and ask questions about all of your options. Enter the conversation knowing that the mutual goal is improving your quality of life!