ProtoKinetics, based in Havertown, Pa, has introduced the Mobilaser, a new product to aid individuals with Parkinsonian gait at home. The Mobilaser, designed and researched at the Mayo Clinic, presents a visual cue to reduce shuffling and freezing, according to a ProtoKinetics news release. The unit attaches to a walker, wheelchair, or cane, and emits a red line on the floor subject to the distance of the user’s normal stride. ProtoKinetics reports that users have seen an immediate increase in step length, velocity, and confidence in mobility. The Mobilaser can also be paired with the ProtoKinetics Gait Analysis System to quantify a patient’s progress.
For additional information on the Mobilaser, visit www.protokinetics.com.