At the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute, robotics and gaming technology are rapidly becoming valuable tools in rehabilitation. These technologies allow for precise, measured, and varied repetition that can be adjusted for each person\u2019s individualized care.\nGameCycle\u00ae: A hand-operated exercise bike with a gaming twist\nInvented at the University of Pittsburgh, the GameCycle combines a stationary hand cycle with a commercial video game, allowing you to get exercise while playing any Nintendo GameCube\u00ae. \nThe GameCycle provides cardiovascular and balance exercise and flexibility and strength training. A patient uses GameCycle using both hands to cycle forward and backward in a rowing motion to move the game character on the monitor.\nThis program benefits patients who have limited use of one or both legs due to:\n\nStroke\nBrain Injury\nSpinal cord injury\n\nLokomat\u00ae: A robotic treadmill for people who can\u2019t walk on their own\nWith the assistance of robotic leg supports, the Lokomat provides treadmill training to people who are partially paralyzed or have limited use of one or both legs. A therapist places the patient into a harness to suspend them over a treadmill. The robotic sensors on the treadmill help their legs move in natural walking patterns.\nThe Lokomat benefits people whose recovery depends on active walking exercise, including:\n\nStroke\nSpinal cord injury\nBrain injury\nMultiple sclerosis\nNeurological disease and injuries\n\nArmeo\u00ae: Task-oriented rehabilitation for weakened arms\nThe Armeo partially compensates for the weight of a patient\u2019s arm, allowing them to use their remaining strength to perform exercises. The Armeo works by having the patient insert their arms into the device to move in all directions while playing computer games or completing simulated everyday tasks, the goal is to remind the patient\u2019s brain how to control arm function.\nThe Armeo benefits:\n\nStroke patients who have limited use of one arm\nSpinal cord injury patients\nBrain injury patients\n\nThe UPMC Rehabilitation Institute is committed to developing innovative technologies for our patient\u2019s improvement. Projects in development include new applications of existing technologies, such as novel uses of the Apple\u00a0iPad\u00ae. One of the most promising projects uses voice activation on the iPad to help people feed themselves with a mechanical arm.