The Wilmer Elbow Orthosis (also called brace or spalk) was developed by the Wilmer Group of the Delft University of Technology. This orthosis is intended for people with paralysis of the muscles around the elbow. It’s an extremely lightweight orthosis (it weighs only 160g!) that allows the arm to be functionally used in several ways.
The Wilmer Elbow Orthosis is truly a high-level engineering. Due to its clever design, it is possible to move and lock the arm without the need of the other arm. During the design a lot of attention has been paid to the user. Therefore, the design is also optimized for cosmetics and comfort. The orthosis is custom-made so that a perfect fit will give you the most comfort
A Wilmer Elbow Orthosis is intended for people with reduced control over, or failure of the muscles around the elbow. This occures for example at people who have a Plexus Brachialis lesion. Even after a stroke (CVA), muscle failure may have occurred. The result may be that there is no control over the elbow. That has very many consequences. Even simple actions like buttoning a shirt or pants, carrying a bag or opening a full bottle of cola will be almost impossible. With the Wilmer Elbow Orthosis, functionality is returned to the paralyzed arm.