South by Southwest (SXSW) announces Movement Tracks, a project of the Center For Music Therapy, as a finalist for its Interactive Action awards, which honors ground-breaking advancements from 2017.

Movement Tracks will highlight the Gait Trainer 3 treadmill system from Biodex Medical System Inc at the SXSW Finalist Showcase, which will take place on March 11. The Innovation Awards ceremony will take place on March 13.

“We are gratified to see organizations like SXSW bring the needed public attention to the dramatic improvements Biomedical Music brings to individuals with impaired movement,” says Hope Young, executive producer of Movement Tracks, in a media release from Shirley, NY-based Biodex. “Especially those suffering from neurologic diseases like MS, Parkinson’s and Cerebral Palsy.”

Movement Tracks is a collaboration between therapists and musicians that uses biomedical music technology to help people with movement disorders walk again.

The Gait Trainer 3 treadmill system from Biodex combines audio cueing and visual biofeedback to help prompt correct movement during gait training. It features an instrumented deck that allows therapists to track various gait parameters and document patient progress.

An optional Music-Assisted Therapy Package combines recordings using principles of music-based therapy with biofeedback to enhance neuroplasticity and help drive faster outcomes.

“Great impact of this scale is happening because of the exceptional partnership we have with Biodex Medical Systems,” Young adds in the release.

[Source: Biodex Medical Systems Inc]