A NOVEL DEVICE FOR IMPAIRED PHYSICAL MOBILITY REHABILITATION
Impaired physical mobility causes secondary health complications that are costly and make rehabilitation difficult. The cost associated with physical medicine and rehabilitation of this population is estimated at $18 billion annually in the U.S.
Aging, disability, illness, inactivity, neurological disorder, injury, surgery or a sedentary lifestyle can bring about muscle loss, or atrophy. A decrease in physical activity can cause muscle loss in as little as 72 hours. The leg muscles are among the first to weaken.
Often these lower-functioning individuals are left without a viable and accessible physical therapy and occupational therapy solution. Until now.
VibeTech One is better, faster, smaller and cheaper than other physical therapy options like anti-gravity treadmills, aqua therapy or harness machines. The therapy is also very relieving and soothing compared to electric stimulation that can be painful.