It is based on an end-effector technology (2 movable metal plates) to simulate walking and compared to ‘exoskeleton’ technologies allows partial limb movements to be modified.
The patient wears a safety sling to support him in the standing position during therapy and has a monitor in front of him with load bearing indicators on both feet as visual feedback.
The rehabilitator stands in front of the patient and can freely intervene to support and encourage the patient to work actively.
There are 5 possible variants of therapeutic use:
- Gait therapy in which the parameters that can be varied with regard to the stride are the speed (or cadence) and the length while with regard to the ankle the parameters that can be varied are both the initial contact of the heel of the foot, which during the gait phase is placed anteriorly, and the detachment of the heel of the foot, which is placed posteriorly. Finally, thanks to the presence of lateral carabiners to be attached to the sling, it is possible to vary parameters relating to the centre of gravity.
- Partial gait movements whereby parameters can be set on individual limbs to correct certain gait characteristics during walking. In particular, you can improve the three basic gait cycle movements of the individual limb: pre-flight, flight and stance.
- Visual Scenario consists of displaying 5 types of landscape scenarios on the monitor placed in front of the patient.
- Standard protocols are predefined by the device for patients with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s in both the possible less severe and more severe situation of the disease manifestation.
- WizardTherapy is a gait simulation mode that allows the rehabilitator to select and programme a customised combination of exercises and treatment protocols according to the patient’s needs.