Bioness Inc announced that its Vector Gait and Safety System has been announced as the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) Gold winner in the Rehabilitation and Assistive Device category. According to a Bioness news release, the Vector system competed for the award against five other technologies that were evaluated in the areas of design and engineering brilliance; manufacturing and technological innovation; clinical efficacy; cost-effectiveness; and overall benefits to patients, end-users, and the healthcare industry.

The Vector Gait and Safety System enables clinicians to aggressively rehabilitate patients following neurologic and orthopedic injuries using over-ground gait, balance, and functional activities without the fear of falling. The Vector Gait and Safety System is designed to provide rehabilitation departments a safe therapeutic experience combined with complete outcomes documentation, according to the Bioness news release.

Todd Cushman, CEO of Bioness, says, “We are extremely proud that the Vector Gait and Safety System received this prestigious industry award. Our customers in rehabilitation have found the Vector Gait and Safety System to be extremely helpful in providing meaningful rehabilitative care earlier in recovery while increasing clinician and patient safety.”

Cushman adds, “Following our Gold MDEA award in 2007 for the L300 Foot Drop System, this award for Vector recognizes Bioness’ continued commitment to helping patients with neurological injuries regain mobility and independence.”

Source: Bioness Inc