SGactive_tall1 Gorbel Inc introduces the SafeGait ACTIVE Dynamic Mobility Trainer, designed to allow patients further along the continuum of care to move dynamically through treatment sessions and improve their functional skills without limitations. “Listening to customers and focusing our development efforts on addressing their needs has continuously allowed us to launch technology solutions that have real impact on improving the lives of patients and therapists,” explains Gorbel President Brian Reh, in a media release from the Victor, NY-based company. “From that input, Gorbel is proud to launch yet another ‘first’ in the rehabilitation space. SafeGait ACTIVE fills a major hole in the non-robotic, overhead fall protection device market.” Unlike passive or static devices that limit travel to the horizontal plane, SafeGait ACTIVE allows for the freedom of multi-directional movement while also protecting patients as they practice gait, balance, transfer and stair exercises. The trainer features Exclusive Dynamic Fall Protection (DFP) technology, which distinguishes between a patient’s intentional movement downward, (ie, to sit) and a fall so therapists can safely challenge patients and facilitate error. It also features unique DFP Sensitivity Levels that allow therapists to modify fall protection sensitivity to accommodate patients at varying stages of independence. Gorbel notes that SafeGait ACTIVE can provide therapists greater freedom to safely challenge patients during functional mobility tasks. Without fear of falling patients can make faster functional gains as they accept higher level challenge and activity during rehabilitation. “SafeGait ACTIVE significantly expands the treatment opportunities for therapists as the only fully dynamic system on the market with a price point that is affordable to even small clinics,” Reh adds in the release. “Our innovation pipeline is looking ever forward, and we are excited to continue to take rehab to new heights.” [Source: Gorbel Inc]