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Dear Teresa, Enclosed is your survey, however I wanted to add just a little note of thanks to all the Wonderful Nurses who took wonderful care of me while I was a patient at Whittier. All of the Physical Therapy staff and OT what a TEAM! I COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR MORE!!! So caring and right on top of what you need to move forward. I have to say even the kitchen and the staff that cleaned the rooms were all so nice always asking how I was, and doing their job. The Staff at the front desk that answered you were all so pleasant also, I was impressed by Whittier Rehab and how well dedicated the employees were. They take pride in what they do. My Case Manager Jennifer was right there for me when I needed her. Terry from Nutrition, Thanks for all your help! Special Thanks to Moses, who always seemed to be there! A wonderful CNA, Washington Nurse at night, oh my so many Awesome Nurses! I wish I could remember all the names. Last of all I must say I had the most wonderful Dr. Struck, the BEST Doctor I have ever had! So in tune with every need and problem that I had. Thank you Dr. Struck for being there for me. I wish you all the luck in your new journey on becoming a MOM. I would highly recommend Whittier as a top notch Rehab and the place to be for recovering! Once again THANK you!! —Marlene K.


Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough

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Wyss Institute visits Whittier to show us their exciting new technology, the Soft Robotic Glove!

On Tuesday May 2, we had the opportunity to meet with representatives from Wyss Institute when they visited to show us technology that they are developing, with plans to implement them into Whittier’s programs in the future.

Wyss Institute is developing soft, wearable assistive devices for adults with limited use of their hands and arms!

The Soft Robotic Glove is a lightweight robotic glove that will assist people suffering from loss of hand motor control to restore their ability to grasp objects independently.

The majority of patients with partial or total loss of hand motor abilities, including those suffering from debilitating disorders like muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and incomplete spinal cord injury, experience greatly reduced quality of life due to their inability to perform many daily activities. Tasks often taken for granted by the able-bodied become frustrating and nearly impossible feats due to reduced gripping strength and motor control of the hand.

Wyss Insitute is also developing the Soft Exosuit, which offers a new way to assist the elderly in maintaining or restoring their gait, in rehabilitating children and adults with movement disorders due to Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease, or to ease the physical burden of soldiers, firefighters, paramedics, farmers and others whose jobs require them to carry extremely heavy loads.

For more information:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlKDBUToPzc

https://wyss.harvard.edu/technology/soft-robotic-glove/

https://wyss.harvard.edu/technology/soft-exosuit/

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