The Sit2Stand Trainer, the VibroTactile System, and the medBike will make their official debut during the ATPA Combined Sections Meeting, February 18-20 in Anaheim, Calif.
The Sit2Stand Trainer, introduced by Shirley, NY-based Biodex Medical Systems Inc, is designed to help strengthen the muscles associated with rising from a seated position. It features the assistance selector, which enables the user to perform either graded concentric and eccentric exercise throughout the sit-to-stand motion, or gentle, progressive plyometrics for developing fast-twitch fibers, per a release from the company.
“Our goal in developing this device is to offer facilities a training tool to aid older adults in gaining or maintaining independence,” explains Don Gronachan, vice president, physical medicine, at Biodex. “We created the Sit2Stand to benefit weakened, older, or sedentary patients and residents.”
Once integrated with the Balance System SD or the portable BioSway, the VibroTactile system—the second new product from Biodex—offers therapists an additional form of sensory feedback to help detect changes in postural sway among patients with vestibular challenges.
Using wireless technology, the tactile belt responds with a vibrating sensation when the patient sways outside the therapist-set parameters, the release continues.
The third new product is the medBike. According to the release, it can be used comfortably from any chair, including a wheelchair, and it is designed to help strengthen muscles and reduce spasticity. It features a Continuous Control System that, according to the company, can help avoid overstraining the lower- and upper-leg muscles.
For more information, visit Biodex Medical Systems Inc.
[Source: Biodex Medical Systems Inc]