Rehabilitation with the FLOAT

The FLOAT and FLOAT Compact allows flexible training scenarios that traditional gait rehabilitation options often lack. One of the most innovative aspects of rehabilitation with The FLOAT is that only The FLOAT allows unique 3-dimensional free movement patterns, that help improve neuromuscular coordination and postural control. Both The FLOAT and FLOAT Compact provide the ability to safely train Activities of Daily Living, such as sit-to-stand, stair climbing, balance training, etc.

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Therapy after Stroke & Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

Post-stroke and post-SCI hemiplegic gait impairments such as muscle weakness, spasticity, abnormal synergistic activation and their interactions are usually the focus of early recovery since independent gait is a prerequisite to perform daily activities. The capacity to walk in a community setting requires the ability to walk at speeds that enable an individual to cross the street, to step on and off stairs, in and out of automatic doors, walk around furniture or under and over objects.

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How can The FLOAT help the rehabilitation of stroke and SCI patients?

Dynamic body weight support enables a controlled and confident therapy environment.

The therapist has free access to the patient and can concentrate on the tasks.

The 360 degree freedom of movement enables the training of Activities of Daily Living like stair climbing, walking & turning, standing up, getting off from the floor.

Horizontal Assistive and Resistive Force can be applied to help build up walking endurance and walking speed.

Therapy for Parkinson's Patients

Parkinson’s patients’ gait is characterized by a significant reduction of stride length, inadequate flexion at the ankle and knee, reduction of heel strike, forward‐flexed trunk, reduced arm swing and asymmetric stride. These impairments lead to loss of mobility, falls and reduced quality of life. Targeted gait therapy for Parkinson’s patients can help improve healthy gait functions.

How can The FLOAT help the rehabilitation of Parkinson's patients?

Dynamic body weight support enables a safe and controlled therapy environment.

The therapist has free access to the patient and can train dual-task activities like ball-tossing.

The Virtual Reality extension helps with visual cues in case of gait freezing.

Perturbations can be safely executed with the dynamic body weight support and fall protection.

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Helping MS Patients

Gait, coordination, and balance may be severely compromised in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), with considerable impacts on the patient’s daily living activities, psychological status and overall quality of life. Both walking speed and distance can be improved thanks to the FLOAT’s unique 360 degree of freedom and horizontal assistive forces.

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How can The FLOAT help the rehabilitation of MS patients?

Body weight support enables a safe and controlled therapy environment.

The body weight support adjusts dynamically and helps during muscle strength exercises.

Body Weight Unloading allows for a higher number of repetitions of task-oriented exercises.

The FLOAT provides a true 3-D therapy environment where balance and coordination tasks such as turning, walking up and down the stairs, standing up, etc. can be trained without the fear of falling.

Horizontal Assistive Force (HAF) helps improve walking endurance and walking speed.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Gait training for patients with prosthetics has several goals: to help patients adapt to their new condition, to achieve optimal weight bearing on the limbs, to improve balance and reaction to disturbance, to restore the optimal gait pattern, to reduce the amount of energy needed to walk and to teach patients how to perform daily operations like sitting down and walking up and down stairs.

How can The FLOAT help patients with prosthetics?

Overground gait training with body weight support provides a much more life-like training environment than treadmill exercises. 

The 3 dimensional training space allows Activities of Daily Living exercises such as turning, getting up, stair climbing, etc.

Balance and weight bearing exercises can be performed safely with the dynamic body weight support system.

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