Reha-Stim Medtec Inc introduces the FLOAT to the US market. Reportedly the world’s first 3-dimensional overhead body weight support system, it is designed to offset a patient’s body weight by up to 200 lbs.
The FLOAT allows patients who are unable to support their own body weight to safely practice and improve gait, general mobility, balance and other activities of daily living. Via the FLOAT, patients can move freely about the therapy area, allowing for movements forward, backward, left, right and up and down and in any combination.
Multi-directional walking, including spontaneous planned or unplanned changes of direction, requires increased neuromuscular coordination and postural control that helps improve mobility and dynamic stability in patients who have experienced a stroke, spinal cord injury, brain trauma or other neurological impairments. By allowing patients to move in a 3D environment during therapy, patients can safely experience the same activities they will face when discharged to the home and community, according to the company in a news release.
“This type of Real-World mobility therapy helps patients reach their highest level of independence and quality of life possible,” says Don Gronachan, VP of Reha-Stim Medtec, North America, Boston, in a media release.
In addition to the unique 3-D movement capabilities, the FLOAT also helps reduce patient and therapist injuries by preventing falls and eliminating the need for therapists to physically engage the patient in an attempt to prevent a fall from occurring.
[Source(s): Reha-Stim Medtech Inc, PRWeb]