A Touch of Music is an auditory training activity designed for use with individuals with cognitive, sensory, and neurological disabilities. This portable board also encourages gross motor movement. The wooden board features a built-in carrying handle and a stand. Mounted to the board are cymbals, a drum, a bugle horn, a call bell, and an eight-note xylophone. Mallets are include with the set.
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted A-frame ladder for a child with microcephaly, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, and low muscle strength to use for strengthening exercises and promote standing and other mobility. The frame’s ladder rungs are made from 25 millimeter dowel and the four sides are made of pine and angled off at the top to avoid a sharp edge, The frame is painted a cheerful yellow. Each set of the two sides is hinged at the top and is locked
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Short straight board fastened to the floor to stop a child's legs from crossing while learning to walk. Instructions for making an abduction board of plywood about 6 inches high and adjustable length. It is held to the floor with angle brackets. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Caston, D TITLE: Easy to Make Aids for Your Handicapped Child REF: London, England: Souvenir Press: p 98-99. Also available from Prentice-Hall, Englewoods Cliffs, NJ. NARIC
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted access platform and rail for a child with cerebral palsy to allow her to access an interactive white board at her learning program. A young student with cerebral palsy participates in a learning program that is projected onto an interactive whiteboard. The children are then encouraged to choose answers on the whiteboard. Due to her cerebral palsy, the young girl's muscles are tight and tense making fine and gross motor take
AccuGait is a portable computerized gait analysis system designed for use in gait assessment. The system consists of a platform with a composite material top plate and Hall effect sensing elements. The unit interfaces directly with a laptop computer via a built-in amplifier. Analog outputs are optional. Data are provided for force and movent along x-y-z coordinates, with the z axis oriented downward, the y axis oriented away from the connector, and the x axis oriented to the left. DIMENSIONS (Hx
The ActiTrainer is an electronic motion evaluation system and heart monitor designed for use in assessing the physical activity level of individuals with disabilities. This accelerometer measures the user's movements. When worn with the included Polar Wearlink T31, heart rate data is wirelessly transmitted to the unit, where it can be viewed in real time on an OLED display window and stored along with activity data for further analysis. Other performance parameters that can be monitored by this
The Activity Walker is a wheeled push toy designed to help develop fine and gross motor skills in children with physical and neurological disabilities. The activity center can be used either vertically or horizontally and it features spinners, flippers, a dial and more, all with corresponding sounds. The device can also be used for color identification and matching. It also features a large handle at the top that, when used vertically, can steady beginning walkers.
The Adjustable Height and Width Single Operator Adjustable Parallel Bars Floor Mounted, model 565, are manually adjustable parallel bars designed to be a practical alternative to motorized bars. Every height adjustment can be made from a single location and height and width adjustment indicators are permanently stamped on the frame with positive stops prevent over adjustment. The unit is durable and safe with single plunger/locks. DIMENSIONS: Handrail diameter is 1.5 inch; width adjusts 8 feet;
The Adjustable Height Single Operator Adjustable Parallel Bars - Platform Mounted, model 570, are manually adjustable parallel bars designed to be a practical alternative to motorized bars. Every height adjustment necessary can be made from a single location. The parallel bars are durable, safe and simple to use with the height and width permanently stamped on the frame. They are equipped with single plunger/locks. DIMENSIONS: Height adjusts from 31 to 41 inches; width between handrails is 22.5
Adjustable Parallel Bars are parallel bars designed for use in gait training. The standard unit (model NK 675) has 1.5inch diameter rails and a tan hammertone finish. The bars have a "squeeze-neck" height adjusting mechanism for ease of movement. Width between the rails is 26 inches. Model (NK 676) features 1.625-inch diameter stainless steel hand rails with chrome plating on base plates and extension arms. Height adjustment utilizes both a spring loaded plunger locking pin and squeeze tight sec
The Adult Folding Parallel Bars, models 597W-7, 597W-10, 597S-7 and 597S-10, are designed for use by adults with balance, lower extremity, mobility or walking disabilities. The W models feature a wood base that comes with one stabilizing bar, and the S models have a steel base unit with two stabilizing bars to lock parallel bars in open position. They are both sturdy and stable. To store the parallel bars, unlock and slide until handrails are nearly touching. DIMENSIONS: The bars have a 42 inch
The Alpha-Go-Round is an educational toy designed for use by children ages 3 years and up who have fine motor, cognitive, or neurological disabilities. The toy is completely self-contained with no removable parts. By sliding the attached letter tiles around the track and into position above the attached Alpha-Go-Round Alphabet Book, the child not only learns letter recognition and to spell age-appropriate words, but develops eye-hand coordination and manipulative skills. The book has a write-a
The Amaze Top is an eye hand coordination activity designed for use by children with fine motor disabilities. The user tips and tilts the maze board to try to navigate the top through a dimensional maze to the end.
The AMTI Multiaxis Force Platform, model BP400600, is a gait and balance analysis system designed for use in gait or balance assessment. The system consists of a platform with an aluminum top plate and strain gauge bridge sensing elements. The unit's 2:3 width to length ratio is useful for gait lab installations where variable stride must be accommodated. The platform uses a coordinate system with the z axis oriented downward, the y axis oriented away from the connector, and the x axis oriented
The AMTI Multiaxis Force Platform, model OR6-7, is a gait and balance analysis system designed for use in gait or balance assessment. The system consists of a platform with an aluminum top plate and strain gauge bridge sensing elements. The platform uses a coordinate system with the z axis oriented downward, the y axis oriented away from the connector, and the x axis oriented to the left. The platform provides six analog outputs corresponding to the three orthogonal forces and the three orthogon
AMTI Walker Sensors are biomechanical sensors designed for use in gait and walker stability analysis and prosthetics fitting. Attached to a walker, this multiaxis transducer measures the forces transmitted through the walker. It measures the three orthogonal force components along the X, Y, and Z axes, and the moments about the axes, producing a total of six outputs. The sensor is available in pediatric anterior (model MCW-PA), pediatric posterior (model MCW-PP), and adult anterior (model MCW-AA
The AutoStep is a gait trainer designed for use by children with lower extremity, mobility, or walking disabilities. This unit cues proper stepping patterns for individuals with high or low function. The unit attaches to many walkers, including all Rifton Pacers (not included; see entry) and most LiteGait models on and off the treadmill, and provides a constant symmetric cue for the user to achieve a more symmetrical gait pattern. Adjustable tension bands attach to the user's feet to accommodate
The Baby Block Walker is a motor planning skill activity and tactile puzzle designed to encourage fine and gross motor training as well as enhance matching and sorting skills for children with physical, cognitive and sensory disabilities. The toddler walker is shaped like a small car with four wheels and has a large handle and wide base for stability. The car has a peek-a-boo door, shape sorter and brightly colored different shaped blocks. It is designed to encourage exploration and freedom of m
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a balance training system for children with disabilities using Wii balance board technology. Students from Rice University linked together five Wii balance boards to a computerized motion tracking system and developed a game based on this system to help children advance their balance skills. The boards are lined up in a row between active handrails that provide feedback on how heavily users depend on their arms. The game requires the use
The Bilateral Accessory, model 1010, is an overhead pulley exerciser designed to work on flexion/extension patterns, bilateral activity, gross motor planning and vestibular balance for persons with physical handicaps. It is meant to be used with the Southpaw Bolster Swing (see separate entry) for clients of all ages. It can also be adapted to most other Southpaw suspended equipment. The Bilateral Accessory comes with a rope, pulley, two adjustable handles and a special snap. GUARANTEE: One full
The Biodex Balance System SD is a balance training biofeedback device designed for use by individuals with balance disabilities. The user stands on a platform while viewing real-time visual biofeedback on a high-resolution color touch-screen liquid crystal display (LCD). The platform tilts 20 degrees from horizontal in all directions, and comes with two adjustable support handles that lock in place for safety or swing away for an unobstructed, open environment for a variety of training activitie
The Body-Aline is an exercise machine and posture training activity for people with posture problems due to neuromuscular disabilities or lumbar issues. It is designed to gently stretch and strengthen the back and trunk postural muscles. The Body-Aline consists of a bench on which the users sits. A vertical bar is mounted in the rear of the bench with arm bars extending forward on either side of the user. There is also a foam roller mounted on the vertical bar. The heights of the arm bar and the
The Bronco Walker is a child walker designed for outdoor use. This walker features a wide, stable base with four widely-spaced smooth-running wheels with large outdoor tires. Each wheel has brakes and directional stabilizers for safety. Other features include a removable back support, padded lateral supports, a handrest bar, padded armrests and handles, padded lateral supports, and an attendant handle. The unit disassembles for transport and storage. SIZES: Size 0 for children ages 0 to 3, size
CanDo resistive exercise band rolls are therapeutic bands that provide resistance therapy for rehabilitation, strength building or motor skills training purposes. Packaged in a dispenser box, the band is meant to be unrolled to a desired length and cut with scissors.
The Cando Wate Balls are designed for therapy, rehabilitation and exercise use. The weighted balls are small, with little give but flexible enough to grasp with one hand, yet big enough to hold with two hands. Use a bicycle pump to inflate/deflate to make the ball harder/easier to grasp.
The Child Folding Parallel Bars feature either a wood base unit that comes with one stabilizing bar or a steel base unit that comes with two stabilizing bars to lock the parallel bars in an open position. To store the parallel bars, unlock and slide until handrails are nearly touching. DIMENSIONS: The 42 inch base requires 14 inches of floor space when not in use, but add 3 feet to length when folded. Model 598W's wood base (LxWxH) is 84 x 42 x 1.25 inches; height adjusts from 19 to 27 inches, w
Clever Twist is a motor planning skill activity designed for use with children with upper extremity disabilities. Available in Math or Spelling models (each sold separately), this educational game has the user rotate any combination of the unit's seven sections to line up the solutions to math problems, learn number formation, or work on counting skills or to spell more than 300 words correctly. Manipulating the game unit aids in the development of bilateral coordination and motor skill planning
The Comet Anterior Gait Trainer is a gait trainer designed for use by children and adults with walking disabilities. This unit features a seat harness that supports users who cannot stand completely independently, a pelvic stabilizer, and ankle prompts to prevent leg scissoring. The unit is height adjustable and is equipped with a positioning bar to provide depth adjustability. Variable resistance tabs control the speed of the gait trainer and help align an asymmetrical gait pattern. This traine
The Convertible Exercise Stairs, model 806, are training stairs consisting of two sections, 4 steps and 8 steps, which lock securely together and CANNOT be unfastened accidentally. The stairs may be easily converted from a straight line along a wall to a right angle. There are safety treads on each step with hardwood handrails to accommodate both children and adults. Additionally, each stair section has vertical angle iron supports and plated nuts and bolts. DIMENSIONS: platform size 30 x 30 in
The Coordination Ladder is a foot ladder designed for use with children with walking, balance, or neurological disabilities. Designed to helps improve spatial orientation, balance and eye-foot coordination, this hardwood six-rung ladder can be used flat on the floor, on its side, or attached to the manufacturer's Jump Box. DIMENSIONS(LxW):6 feet, 9 inches x 16 inches. The rungs are 15 inches apart.
The Crawl-Through Bead Chain with Music, model 206, is a sensory integration activity designed for use with children with mobility, visual, neurological, and cognitive disabilities. This bead-chain curtain is suspended from a free-standing frame that enables children to crawl through. As the child crawls through, moving the bead chains activates a built-in music box, providing auditory reinforcement of movement. POWER: Uses 2 AA batteries. DIMENSIONS: 26 x 26 x 27.5 inches. WEIGHT: 9.5 pounds.
Creative Disks are an eye hand coordination activity designed for use by children with neurological and fine motor disabilities. These brightly-colored disks have slots around the perimeter which enable the pieces to snap together to create free-standing three-dimensional designs. A jumbo (24 pieces) set and a junior (48 pieces) set are available. DIMENSIONS: The pieces in the jumbo set are 4 inches in diameter and the pieces in the junior set are 2 inches in diameter.
The Crocodile Gait Trainer is designed for use in developing the walking skills of children with cerebral palsy or balance, neurological, or lower extremity disabilities. Standard features include a folding frame, anti-reverse locks, a height- adjustable back frame, rotational hand grips, directional lockout, and large solid wheels. OPTIONS: Sling seat; fold down seat; anti-tips; forearm supports with hand grips; and pelvic supports. SIZES: Sizes 1 and 2. DIMENSIONS (LxW): Size 1 is 28.75 x 24.5
The Curb and Ramp Training Set, model 715, features three curbs with handles that can be nestled and conveniently stored under the ramp platform. The training set has a natural wood finish with anti-slip safety tread on the ramp. DIMENSIONS: Ramp platform is 44 x 84 inches, ramp incline graduates from 3/4 to 8 inches high. Curb sizes: 40 x 40 x 6 inches; 36 x 36 x 4 inches; and 32 x 32 x 2 inches. CAPACITY: 250 pounds.
The Wall-Mounted Folding Parallel Bars, model 920960, are designed for use with individuals with mobility disabilities. These parallel bars are mounted to the wall and the floor and fold against the wall when not in use. Floor plates are permanently attached to the flooor. The bars have wooden handrails. DIMENSIONS: The bars are 7 feet long. The height adjusts from 26 to 39 inches and the width between rails is 24 inches. CAPACITY: 250 pounds
Disc-O-Bocce is a motor planning skill activity designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, mobility, balance, or neurological disabilities.This set of 12 large discs has a variety of uses: the discs can be tossed on the ground and users can step on them to follow their path, tossed with the intent of hitting another disc of the same color, tossed in a game of floor tic-tac-toe. A storage box with carrying handle is included.
The Dynamic Paradium is parapodium designed for use by individuals with paraparesis and paraplegia. A Parapodium is a type of orthosis equipped with a large base and is used to assist individuals with lower extremity and trunk paralysis in assuming an upright position without the additional support of crutches. The Dynamic Parapodium is designed to enable users to gain vertical position of the body while allowing for active rehabilitation and movement. The device is composed of a frame with late
The E-Zee Gait Belt, models 6524V and 6528V, is designed to provide a secure grasp for therapists and caregivers during ambulation training and transfers for people with balance, lower extremity, mobility or walking disabilities. This machine-washable cotton belt has Velcro closure for easy application. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 62 x 2 inches. The belt fits 24- to 52-inch waists. COLOR: Model 6524V is white and model 6528V is navy.
EasyBelt, models 6012, 6013, 6014, and 6015, is a transfer aid and gait belt designed for use with individuals with mobility or walking disabilities. The belt has strong vertical and horizontal handles for gripping support and can be used for sitting transfers or for supporting an individual when standing or walking. Made of moisture- and soiling-resistant nylon. SIZES: Extra small, with 5 handles (6012), small, with 7 handles (6013), medium, with 9 handles (6014), or large, with 11 handles (601
Gait analysis system acquires data about the effects of pressure and shock on the feet and legs by means of thin electronic sensors applied to the feet. A lightweight data collector is secured at the user's lower back, and computer hardware and software programs analyze the data. Software utilizing a database of ordinary ambulation constants and those of several sports activities allows the computer to compare the data on a given user with the normal constants. 80 column high speed printer, deta
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype electronic tactile balance vest for individuals with balance disabilities. Researchers at UCLA’s Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology (CASIT) are developing a vest that could improve the rehabilitation process while an individual is at the clinic and then go home with them afterward.
UCLA's tactile vest is self-contained and portable, sporting the electronic control system, accelerometers across the shoulders, and pneu
The EMG Analyzer, models MA300-6, MA300-10, and MA300-16, is a gait analysis system designed for use in rehabilitation or physical therapy. This digital EMG and Footswitch system is available with six, ten, or sixteen EMG channels. The sixteen-channel system also provides four additional channels for research use. The frequency response on these additional channels, direct current (DC) to 150 Hertz (Hz), makes them suitable for EKG, goniometer, and pressure sensors. All models come with a lightw
EMG Analyzer Software for MS-Windows is a gait analysis program designed for use to provide a complete evaluation of muscle activity of the lower extremities during gait. Results are presented graphically and in text form. The software is used in conjunction with EMG and Footswitch or Motion Analysis data acquisition hardware (not included). The software is used to quantify the data and plot the raw or integrated EMG and gait parameters, and compare the results with Normal data derived from two
The Ergonomic Walking Belt, model 6534, is a gait belt designed for use with individuals with mobility and balance disabilities. This wide, machine-washable cotton belt features buckle closures, plastic handles on either side, and a cotton handle in the back to provide secure grips for therapists and care givers. SIZES: Small (fits waists 26 to 34 inches), medium (fits waists 33 to 38 inches), large (fits waists 36 to 46 inches), and extra large (fits waists 44 to 52 inches).
Fishing is an eye hand coordination activity designed for use with children with neurological, cognitive, and fine motor disabilities. The set includes a fishing pole with a rubber hook that catches each chipboard fish or the old boot by Velcro on the tip of each. The fish are also labeled with numbers for points values or for number recognition training.
Flexibelt, models 6023, 6024, 6025, and 6026, is a transfer aid and gait belt designed for use with individuals with mobility or walking disabilities. The belt is used for sitting transfers or for supporting an individual when standing or walking. The belt has a polyester surface for comfort against the body, with strong vertical and horizontal handles for gripping support. SIZES: Small with 7 handles (6023), medium with 9 handles (6024), large with 11 handles (6025), or extra large with 13 hand
The Floor Mounted Parallel Bars, 510 series, are an extremely versatile and economical series of mounted parallel bars are ideal where space allows for permanent installation. The width and height adjusts to fit school age through adult sizes. With the addition of Model 94A or Model 94F, child handrail attachments, it can even be used by very young school age children. The bars are constructed of smooth, rigid tubular steel and chrome plated for durability. The bars are formed into uninterrupte
Folding Parallel Bars, model 1319, are parallel bars designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or walking disabilities or who have had a stroke. The unit has heavy-gauge steel base plates, uprights, and fittings with a powder coated finish. The one-piece handrails are stainless steel. Each upright telescopes and locks into a choice of nine height positions with a fail-safe ball-tip locking pin. The unit folds for storage. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 28 to 41 inches x 9 feet x 25 inches. The u
The inversion tread is effective for correcting flat feet. These angled boards require the patient to walk on the outside of the foot, instead of the arch. This strengthens the muscles below the knee which hold the foot in the proper position. The tread may be adjusted to three different angles of inversion. DIMENSIONS (WxL): 12 x 70 inches. CAPACITY: 250 pounds.
The foot placement ladder has adjustable cross bars for different length steps, with reinforced metal crossties. The ladder assist patients in coordinating hip and knee flexion while walking. DIMENSIONS: 92 inches long x 23 1/2 wide.
The Foot Placement Ladder, model 550822, is a floor ladder designed for use in therapy by individuals with mobility or balance disabilities. This wood ladder has adjustable cross bars for different length steps. It is also equipped with metal crossties. The user can walk between the cross bars to develop concept of weight transference from right to left foot. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 92 x 23.5 inches.
FootTrak is an electronic motion evaluation system designed to measure supination and pronation during running or walking on a treadmill as compared to normal ranges. The efficacy of foot orthotics, shoe gear, and rehabilitation is automatically quantified and facilitates understanding of treatment techniques. The unit features a computerized video system, real time data acquisition, fully automatic data input with two and three dimensional capability, and full color view of stick figures from a
The Gait Belt with Buclkle, model 530, is designed to be used by therapists and care givers to assist individuals with mobility disabilities during walking to prevent falls. The belt is made of natural heavy webbing with a sturdy steel buckle. DIMENSIONS: Available in 36, 48, 60, or 72 inch lengths. The belt is 2 inches wide. COLOR: Blue, gold, and natural stripe.
The Gait Belt, model H70402, is designed to allow a nurse, therapist, or attendant to guide an individual while walking. The belt has Velcro closure and one-inch wide webbing strap at the back which provides two "handles". DIMENSIONS: Available in lengths of 48 inches (model H70402-0048) and 60 inches (model H70402-0060). COLOR: Beige with dark brown strapping.
The Gait Belt, model P25t00, is designed for use with individuals with walking or balance disabilities. This gait belt has attached handgrips in the back to assist therapists and caregivers in providing stability. DIMENSIONS: Fits waists 30 to 45 inches.
The Gait Belt, series 2520, is designed to aid in transfering or in ambulation training with individuals with mobility disabilities. These belts are available in standard and heavy-duty cotton webbing with a choice of metal or lightweight Delrin buckles. DIMENSIONS (WxL): 2 x 60 inches. COLOR: White or pastel stripe.
The Gait Belt, model 0542, is designed to enable therapists to provide stability for clients during ampulation or transfer training. The belt is made of loop material to engage the pressure-sensitive hook for front closure. A sturdy hand strap is attached to the back. DIMENSIONS: The belt is 3 inches wide and is available in 36-, 48-, 60-, and 72-inch lengths. COLOR: Beige.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a gait trainer for children with cerebral palsy (CP). The gait trainer is designed to improve a child's gait and encourage normal gait motion. The prototype was tested with two children at the Nisonger Center in Columbus, Ohio. The main design requirement for the prototype gait trainer was to enable the user to stand with proper postural alignment and to encourage the child to support most of their own weight, leading to increased muscle
The Gait Training Belt is a gait belt designed to provide a secure grasp for therapists and caregivers during ambulation training and transfers. This cushioned belt features two nylon web handles for secure grip and hook-and loop closure. SIZES: Small (fits waists 30 to 34 inches), medium (fits waists 34 to 40 inches), or large (fits waists 36 to 46 inches). DIMENSIONS: The belt is three inches wide and the hook material for closure is 14 inches long.
The Gait Training Stairs, model NK 647, are training stairs designed to assist individuals in step and gait exercises. The corner design is constructed of 3/4 inch plywood with walnut paneling on exposed surfaces. The platform and steps are covered with rubber matting and edged in aluminum molding with stainless steel handrails placed at a height of 38 inches for adult use. DIMENSIONS: The steps have four 6-inch high steps on one side and six 4-inch high steps on the other side. The platform mea
The GAITRite System is a computerized gait analysis system designed for use to assess walking patterns of seniors and individuals with balance, lower extremity, or walking disabilities. The system includes a portable carpet with 16,128 sensors. As the individual walks down this carpet, the system measures cadence, step length, velocity, step-by-step variability, and other gait parameters. Plantar pressures are measured at up to 300 Hz, including shear. All parameters can be tracked, reported, an
GaitTrak is an electronic motion evaluation system designed to measure angles and velocities of the hip, knee and ankle during walking. It then compares these values to norms. Information regarding cadence, stride length and gait symetry is also provided. A thorough gait analysis can be completed in 15 minutes. The unit features a computerized video system, real time data acquisition, fully automatic data input with two and three dimensional capability, and full color view of stick figures from
The Going, models 3800 and 3801, is an activty designed develop eye hand coordination and challenge motor planning skills for individuals with a physical disability. It is basically a football shaped object (the going) attached to two strings. On the end of the strings are handles with special protestors. The clients move the going back and forth by pulling the strings apart from one another. SIZES: Medium and large. DIMENSIONS: Length of string from one set of handles to the other set is 14 fee
Grip-n-Assist Standard is a transfer aid designed for use with individuals with mobility, walking or standing disabilities. The belt is used for sitting transfers or for supporting an individual when standing or walking. It is intended for light and moderate domestic use. The belt can be worn by the person with a disability and held by the caregiver or worn the caregiver with the person with a disability holding the handle. The belt is secured by an adjustable strap that fastens with a Velcro st
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Portable half-step with a lifting handle to make it easier to climb steps; the climber need step up only half the height of a step at a time. Box made of wood, about 3 1/2 inches high and big enough to fit on a stair and to stand on with both feet; with a T-shaped handle long enough to reach when standing on the step above and strong enough to lean on. The half step with its "rail" and the stair rail allow the climber to climb more gradually and have s
Hands and Feet Markers, models THC02107 and THC02108, are floor footprints and hand markers designed for use in by children with disabilities during motor skills activities. These colorful hand and feet markers can be used by therapists and classroom educators to create activities that combine movement and cognitive skills. They can placed to set up an obstacle course that requires motor planning, right left discrimination, bilateral coordination, and other therapeutic goals. These tough, poly v
The Hemiplegic Parallel Bars are designed to enable patients who have strength and mobility on only one side of their body, to walk alone or with assistance. The parallel bars also feature uninterrupted handrails, floor mount, and adjustable height. DIMENSIONS: height adjusts from 26 to 44 inches, lengths available: 7, 10, 12 and 20 feet, overall width is 19 inches.
The HugN-Go, models 100, 200 and 350, is a walker with an incorporated sit to stand lift designed for use by individuals with lower extremity, mobility, or walking disabilities. This walker can lift a user from a sitting to standing position and and then provides support as the user walks. The lift mechanism is controlled with a handheld pendant. The unit's integrated sit-to-stand lift can help the user to move in and out of a chair or wheelchair, on and off the toilet, from a seated position on
The IDEEA (Intelligent Device for Energy Expenditure & Activity) is an electronic motion evaluation system designed for use in gait analysis and physical activity monitoring. This portable system provides physical activity assessment, portable gait analysis, energy expenditure estimation, and functional capacity evaluation. It automatically recognizes more than 40 types of posture and gait, with 97 percent accuracy. Performance, functional capacity and body motion can be recorded, with detai
The Individual Knit Loop Belts, models 12.1A to 12.1D, are positioning belts, gait belts, or belt restraints with T-Lock tape fastners. SIZES: Small (12.1A, $18), Medium (12.1B, $19), Large (12.1C, $20), and Extra Large (12.1D, $21).
The Kickstart Walking System is an exoskeletal orthosis and gait trainer designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or walking disabilities or neurological injuries or disabilities such as stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, or muscular dystrophy. Worn over clothing, this custom-fabricated orthosis helps the user regain his or her ability to walk by providing a boost of energy to help swing the leg forward at each step, reinforcing correct walking mo
KidWalk Dynamic Mobility System is an upright wheelchair designed for children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida or muscular dystrophy. KidWalk encourages independent, self-initiated movement which helps in developing neural and motor skills, learning spatial relationships, and exploring the world. Quick exacting hip positioning.
Single adjustment bilateral pelvic pads. Mid-wheel location for better control and smaller turning radius. Available in two sizes, easily accommodates functional chang
The Learning Band Walker is a toy and motor planning activity designed for use by young children with walking, balance, vision, or cognitive disabilities. When the child pushes the walker, the drum in the center spins and colorful organ pipes move up and down in time to a marching band version of the "ABC" song. Switching to music mode plays a fun walk-along song that encourages walking.This walker can also be converted into a floor or table top learning center for a two-in-one learning experie
The LiftVest is a transfer aid designed for use with individuals with balance and mobility disabilities. This vest-style garment features an attached webbing harness that provides a dozen different hand holds for caregivers to use during assisted transfers. Designed to distribute pressure over the whole torso, this garment eliminates pressure points, and the harness features eight different adjustments to comfortably fit all male and female body types. Because the vest is designed to be an attra
The LiteGait I, models 200E and 200P, is a suspension ambulation aid and gait trainer designed for use with adults and youth with balance, lower extremity, neurological, or walking disabilities. This device is intended to enable therapists to safely train individuals in posture, gait, balance, and the use of assistive ambulation devices such as canes, crutches, and walkers. This unit enables the user to progress from partial to full weight bearing and may be used over ground or with treadmills.
The LiteGait I, models 260E and 360E, is a suspension ambulation aid and gait trainer designed for use with individuals with balance, lower extremity, neurological, or walking disabilities. This device is intended to enable therapists to safely train individuals in posture, gait, balance, and the use of assistive ambulation devices such as canes, crutches, and walkers. This unit enables the user to progress from partial to full weight bearing and may be used over ground or with treadmills. The u
The LiteGait I, models 400E and 400ES, is a suspension ambulation aid and gait trainer designed for use with individuals with balance, lower extremity, neurological, or walking disabilities. This device is intended to enable therapists to safely train individuals in posture, gait, balance, and the use of assistive ambulation devices such as canes, crutches, and walkers. This unit enables the user to progress from partial to full weight bearing and may be used over ground or with treadmills. The
The LiteGait I, models 500E and 500ES, is a suspension ambulation aid and gait trainer designed for use with individuals with balance, lower extremity, neurological, or walking disabilities. This device is intended to enable therapists to safely train individuals in posture, gait, balance, and the use of assistive ambulation devices such as canes, crutches, and walkers. This unit enables the user to progress from partial to full weight bearing and may be used over ground or with treadmills. The
The LiteGait Junior is a suspension ambulation aid and gait trainer designed for use by larger children with lower extremity, mobility, neurological, or walking disabilities. This unit provides supported gait training for ambulatory pediatric users, and can be used to help improve gait patterns, posture, balance, muscle strength, and overall endurance levels. The unit comes with a harness that fits girths from 17 to 33 inches (model Jr 150) or 22 to 45 inches (model Jr 200). Locking straps allow
LiteGait is a suspension ambulation aid and gait trainer with powered lift designed for use by individuals with lower extremity, mobility, or walking disabilities or stroke. The unit has a power lift mechanism built into the supportive arms, which can be adjusted manually. The power lift provides up to 18 inches (models LG100MX and LG200MX) or 24 inches (model LG300MX) of lift to bring the user from sit to stand. The unit comes with an adjustable harness that fits girths from 17 to 33 inches (m
LokomatNano is a robotic gait training system designed for use by individuals with stroke, brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, or other mobility, neurological or walking disabilities. The system consists of a robotic gait orthosis that guides the user's legs on a treadmill according to a pre-programmed physiological gait pattern. The guidance can be individually adjusted to the user's abilities and can be reduced according to the user’s improvement. The Levi dynamic body weight sys
LokomatPro, versions 5 and 6, are robotic gait training systems designed for use by individuals with stroke, brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, or other mobility, neurological or walking disabilities. The system consists of a robotic gait orthosis that guides the user's legs on a treadmill according to a pre-programmed physiological gait pattern. The guidance can be individually adjusted to the user's abilities and can be reduced according to the user’s improvement. A dynamic body
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a lower-extremity powered exoskeleton to access motor skills and assist in teaching individuals with stroke how to walk again. Researchers at the Netherlands’ University of Twente have developed the LOwer-extremity Powered ExoSkeleton (LOPES), a robotic device to assess motor skills and assist in teaching individuals with stroke how to walk again. The newest version of LOPES allows for eight degrees of freedoms, which provides the legs b
The Low Steps, model W8324, and the Low Wedge, model W3484, are training stairs and foam ramp designed for use with individuals with mobility disabilities. Each piece (sold separately) is made of foam-filled washable vinyl and can be used for climbing, sliding, sitting, balance training, etc. The pieces can be connected using the attached hook-and-loop fasteners. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): Each piece is 28 x 56 x 28 inches.
The MAGS Suspension Vest, model 695 SHBD, is a suspension ambulation aid designed for use in assisted walking, unweighting therapy, gait training, and stroke and spinal cord rehabilitation with people who have lower extremity, mobility or walking disabilities or spinal cord injury. Using a "Chinese finger trap" methodology, the vest grips the torso when upward force is applied, preventing the vest from sliding upward. Each of the vest's suspension straps can be adjusted independently, allowing f
The Merry Stand By Me is a standing aid designed for use by individuals with neurological, mobility, or lower extremity disabilities. This device enables a person who uses a wheelchair to pull the wheelchair into the stationary framework, lock the brakes on the wheelchair and then practice sit to stand within the framework. The device is designed to assist in returning to functional mobility. Made of 16- gauge steel, the unit has a powder-coated enamel finish. The bottom gripped base is designe
The Meywalk is a gait trainer designed for use by children and adults with mobility disabilities. This gait trainer has a dynamic spring assist movement which allows children to facilitate a more natural gait pattern as they step down into toe-off and heel strike, while assisting them to lift and swing through. This device also features a lift assembly for assisted transfers from wheelchair height. Other features include larger back wheels, front swivel caster wheels with swivel caster locks,
The Midland All-Adjustable Parallel Bars, model 1400A, are designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or walking disabilities or who have had a stroke. The parallel bars are height and width adjustable to fit all adult users. The base is textured to provide traction for secure footing, and has tapered ends for wheelchair access. The surface is coated with styrene for facilitated cleaning. Independent height adjustments can be made in one inch increments. The bars are firmly secured in
The Midland Deluxe Side-Folding Parallel Bars models 920958 and model 920959 are parallel bars designed for use by children and adults with lower extremity and walking disabilities. The unit is both height and width adjustable, and consists of stainless steel bars with flat metal cross ties at the base to lock the bars in place and prevent wobbling when in use. DIMENSIONS: The child size model 920959 adjusts from 20.5 to 25’5 inches high, and the adult size model 920958 adjusts from 26 to 39 inc
The Midland Universal Parallel Bars, model PC1405C, are designed to accommodate both children and adults. The unit consists of two sets of parallel railings (one upper and one lower), a wooden base covered with non-slip, easy to clean styrene that provides traction for secure user footing, and tapered ends for easy wheelchair access. The adult railing is height adjustable; the child railing is removable, but has a fixed height. A removable abduction board is included. DIMENSIONS: Unit is 10 feet
The Minwalk I, model 106061, and the Minwalk II, model 106062, are gait trainers designed for use by children with mobility disabilities. These gait trainers have a dynamic spring assist movement which allows children to facilitate a more natural gait pattern as they step down into toe-off and heel strike, while assisting them to lift and swing through. Both models feature larger back wheels, front swivel caster wheels with swivel caster locks, adjustable-height trunk support, a height-adjustab
The Multisensory Motivational Center - MMC, model 555 and 555-8, is a sensory busy box and eye/hand coordination activity for individuals with physical, sensory or cogitive disabilities. This cause and effect motivational center was designed to help develop fine and gross motor planning in a therapeutic and educational environment. The center includes three different toys that are activated by interchangeable switch pads. The child has a choice of using round plates, a uniquely textured circle,
The Motorized Scooter Board, model 1510, is a scooter board designed to enhance motor planning skills, spatial orientation, and understanding of cause and effect relationships for individuals with physical or neurological disabilities. This scooter board is ideal for young children who have never moved independently, providing the opportunity to learn control their bodies in space and to learn to stop at obstacles. When activated by a capability switch (not included) connected to the control jac
The Multisensory Motivator, model 929060, is a sensory busy box designed to be a cause and effect training program, motor planning skill and eye hand coordination activity to provide audio, visual, and tactile stimulation for children with disabilities. The unit provides three defined work areas for the child. The set includes the multisensory module, three toys (choice of manufacturer), and seven touch pads. Jacks are included for use with other switches. OPTIONS: Push on/off switch, cassette r
Mustang Seat is an interior/posterior gait trainer designed for use by children learning to walk with mobility disabilities. It is designed to provide upper body support and adjustable angle positioning for forward tilt in the anterior configuration and full upright support in the posterior configuration. There is a slight forward leaning position and built-in suspension that stimulates the natural walking pattern. There is a 30 degree center bar for added positioning. The Mustang Seat is a fol
The Nested Climbing Stools, model 4535A, are training stairs designed for use with persons with physical disabilities. This set of 4 stools can be positioned to form various combinations of steps, and they can be used as floor trays or for seating. The steps have a rubber-covered nonslip surface. Each fits under the next larger for easy storage. DIMENSIONS: 8 x 20 x 16 inches, 6 x 18 x 14 inches, 4 x 14 x 12 inches, and 2 x 12 x 9 inches. CAPACITY: 250 pounds.
Opti-Cool Headgear is a light weight EVA foam and Lycra helmet. It is designed for everyday use and protection for individuals who require additional head support. EVA foam has both clarity and gloss, low-temperature toughness, stress-crack resistance, hot-melt adhesive waterproof properties, and is resistant to UV radiation. The helmet has impact and vibration absorption which allows for energy to disperse upon impact, reducing the chance for serious head injury. The interior of the helmet all
The Orbiter is an eye-hand coordination activity designed for use by children with fine motor and neurological disabilities. This activity also encourages use of both hands as the user places fingers in the ring handles on either side, winds by flipping the wrists in a circular motion, and then pulls the handles tight and loosens them in a continuous rhythm to keep the orbiter spinning. Luminescent fins create dazzling colorburst effects.
The Original Lift Walker is a walker with lifter designed for use by children and adults with mobility disabilities. This device also functions as a mobile stander, a gait trainer, a transfer assist, and a toilet assist. The hydraulic lifter eliminates the need for manual lifting. The height-adjustable walker is constructed of powder-coated mild steel tubing and disassembles for transport. Standard features include a U-shaped base (available in narrow or standard) with four caster wheels, a choi
OrthTrak is a three-dimensional orthopedic gait analysis system designed for clinical applications where full body analysis is necessary for diagnostic purposes. OrthoTrak may be added to any ExpertVision 3D system and can also integrate with EMG and force palte information. The unit features a computerized video system, real time data acquisition, fully automatic data input, and full color view of stick figures from any viewpoint.
Ossur OAsys OTS Knee Brace for Osteoarthritis is a dual upright knee brace designed for both medial and lateral unloading of the knee joint to relieve the pain associated with osteoarthritis, valgus and varus angulation, rehabilitative weight unloading, and low to moderate impact support. The flexible, lightweight and heat moldable brace construction increases functional support for individuals with ligament instabilities, and can be easily customized to give the perfect fit. Ideal for low and m
"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide a low-cost alternative for commercially-available parallel bars. In preparation for constructing these parallel bars, have a hardware store cut lengths of galvanized water pipe and have them threaded for a T and floor flange: four 12-inch sections; two 54-inch sections; and four 36-inch sections. To connect the pieces, start at the top and work down to avoid trouble with connecting all the pieces. Attach a T section to each end of the 54-inch pipe.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Rustic aids are simple aids meant for outdoor use. Simple parallel bars for ambulation training or exercise. Instructions for building parallel bars. Drive four stakes into the ground and tie two bars at the required height. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Caston, D. TITLE: Easy To Make Aids For Your Handicapped Child. REF: Book: Englewoods Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc: p 137. NARIC CALL NUMBER: R1798 1982.
The Patient Transfer Belt is a gait belt designed to provide a secure grasp for therapists and caregivers during ambulation training and transfers. This machine-washable belt consists of double-stitched nylon and Sherpa lined for added comfort. Other features include a plastic side release buckle and four grip point handles for security and to aid the care giver in using his/her legs and body weight during transfers. SIZES: Small/medium (fits waists 24 to 42 inches) or large (fits waists 33 to 5
The Platform Mounted Parallel Bars are free-standing and adjustable in both height and width to also permit wheelchair access. DIMENSIONS: Model 540 is handrail length 10 feet; platform size 10 feet x 42 inches; height adjusts from 26 to 44 inches; width adjusts from 19 inches to 25 inches. Model 542 is handrail length 12 feet, platform size 12 feet x 42 inches; other measurements and features are the same as Model 540.
The Platform Mounted Parallel Bars are free-standing parallel bars mounted on a hardwood base are height adjustable only. Fixed handrail width is 25.5 inches. DIMENSIONS: (MODEL 530): fixed handrail width 24 inches, handrail length 10 feet, platform size 10 feet x 30 inches; height adjust from 26 to 44 inches; (MODEL 532): handrail length 12 feet, platform size 12 feet x 30 inches, other measurements and features sames as Model 530.
The Pop-A-Bubble Music Wand is a combination oral motor and motor planning skill activity designed for use with children with speech, breathing, oral motor, neurological, or physical disabilities. This wand has a bug's head at the top. Using the included bubble solution, the child blows bubbles with the antennae. Catching a bubble on the bug's nose causes it to chirp one of eight tunes. POWER: Uses two triple-A batteries (included).
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Portable half step provides extra support and reduces effort required to climb stairs. A broom handle-like stick is attached to the outer side of a small rectangular wooden block. To use the climbing aid, the user places his right foot on the half-step, transfers his weight onto the right foot and then places his left foot on the next step. Using the handle, the user then lifts the half-step to the second step and repeats the process. To descend the st
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Box which reduces the depth of a deep step. Small wooden box which is big enough for both feet to stand on, and light enough to be easily carried. Variations include a shoulder strap or short tape measure to provide a means of picking up the box as a flight of steps are climbed, and a rod to help steady the user during use. Graphics, including showing use in getting on a bus. To use device, place one foot on half step, the other foot on next step, left
The Posey Standard Gait Belt and Bariatric Gait Belt are designed for use with individuals with mobility, walking or balance disabilities. This belt is made of cotton webbing and has a nickel-plated, metal buckle closure. It is machine washable. DIMENSIONS: Fits waist size up to 51 inches (Standard) or 71 inches (Bariatric). Both models are 2 inches wide. COLOR: Variety of colors and patterns available.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Pressure sensitive pad attached to a timer, intended to remind a person with a spinal cord injury to relieve seating pressure by pushing against the arms of the wheelchair and raising the pelvis. Describes a device consisting of a pressure sensitive pad placed on the wheelchair cushion directly under the patient's ischial tuberosities, attached to an alarm feedback mechanism which buzzes after a certain length of time if pressure has not been relieved
The Professional Hi-Low Electric Parallel Bars Platform Mounted, models 15-4140 and 15-4142, are electric bars featuring an electric-mechanical drive control. This system allows for smooth, quiet and fast height adjustments with a convenient hand held control. The reinforced wood platform is constructed for years of service and is wheelchair accessible. A thermal overload protector, UL hospital grade plug and a power cord 120 inches long are included. POWER: electric - 110V 60 Hz 2.5AMP 520 WATT
The Quick-Release Gait Belt is designed to provide a secure grasp for therapists and caregivers during ambulation training and transfers. This machine-washable cotton belt is available in standard and extra-long styles and features a quick-release buckle. DIMENSIONS: The standard belt fits 24- to 52-inch waists and the extra-long belt fits 53- to 70-inch waists. COLOR: Model 6524Q is white, model 6528Q is navy, and model 6531Q is pastel bouquet (stripe).
Ramp and curb set. Inclined ramp has flat platform at top and is attached at 90 degree angle to 3 section pullout curb with one 2 inch, one 4 inch, one 6 inch high riser. Nonslip tread on all exercise surfaces. Overall dimensions 8 inches high by 44 inches wide by 87 inches long.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype "smart" shoe insole for individuals with prosthetic legs or individuals undergoing rehabilitation after hip fracture or replacement to correct their gait. University of Utah engineering professor, Stacy Bamberg, has developed the Rapid Rehab smart shoe insole to correct the gait of people who have prosthetic legs or people in rehabilitation after hip fracture or replace. The Rapid Rehab insole consists of a custom gel insole embedded with f
Recognizing Landforms: An Audio-Tutorial Program in Map Study, model 1-01110-00, is audio map skills training designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This audio program uses fun characters on audio cassette tape to introduce 40 map reading skills, such as distinguishing mountains from valleys and channels from bays. The program includes ten brightly colored tactile landforms; six two-track, 1 7/8 ips (inch per second) cassette tapes; and teacher's and program manuals in pr
The REX Recumbent Elliptical is an exercise machine designed for use in physical therapy or wellness programs. The unit is designed to be used by individuals of all ages and abilities while meeting the needs of seniors in senior centers, retirement communities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and long term care facilities. Its smooth, natural knee movement replicates climbing stairs to improve functional gait. The unit also provides knee-to-elbow core exercise. Exercise is bi-directio
The Ribbon Stick Kit is a motor planning skill activity designed for use with individuals with upper extremity disabilities.These ribbons make attractive visual displays with minimal arm movement and they promote shoulder stability. The kit includes 12 enameled hardwood dowels and 12 plasdtic tube ribbons. DIMENSIONS: The dowels are 3/8 inch in diameter x 2 inches long. The tube ribbons are 12 feet long. COLOR: The dowels come in three each of red, blue,green, or yellow.
The Rifton Pacer Gait Trainer Large, model K503, is a gait trainer designed for use by children and adults with walking and balance disabilities. This gait trainer features five supportive prompts that provide weight-bearing assistance and alignment. The prompts mount on the top bar with clamps, and can be removed when they are no longer needed. The basic unit is a lightweight, folding aluminum frame with a stable U-shaped base with four large-diameter caster wheels. The casters have separate co
The Rifton Pacer Gait Trainer Medium, model K502, is a gait trainer designed for use by children and adults with walking and balance disabilities. This walker features five supportive prompts that provide weight-bearing assistance and alignment. The prompts mount on the top bar with clamps, and can be removed when they are no longer needed. The basic unit is a lightweight, folding aluminum frame with a stable U-shaped base with four large-diameter caster wheels. The casters have separate control
The Rifton Pacer gait Trainer Small, model K501, is a gait trainer designed for use by children with walking and balance disabilities. This gait trainer features five supportive prompts that provide weight-bearing assistance and alignment. The prompts mount on the top bar with clamps, and can be removed when they are no longer needed. The basic unit is a lightweight aluminum frame with a stable U-shaped base with four large-diameter caster wheels. The casters have separate control features for b
The Rifton Pacer XL is a gait trainer designed for use by adults with walking and balance disabilities. This gait trainer features five supportive prompts that provide weight-bearing assistance and alignment. The prompts mount on the top bar with clamps, and can be removed when they are no longer needed. The basic unit is an aluminum and steel folding frame with a stable U-shaped base with four large-diameter caster wheels. The casters have separate control features for brake, swivel lock, varia
-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a powered orthosis designed to move a stroke patient's legs in response to feedback from the brain. Stroke treatment often includes therapists retraining a person's body by repeatedly lifting his or her legs, guiding them through a proper walking pattern. The European Union funded the CORBYS project, which aims to make such therapy easier by developing a powered orthosis to move the stroke patient's legs in response to feedback from the br
Roll N' Twist is a motor skill activity designed for use by children with fine motor skill disabilities. The toy consists of durable, colorful snap-and-lock blocks that can be connected and disconnected to create flexible chains, circles, and other shapes. The toy is available in sets with up to 32 segments.
The Rolyan Double Curved Shoulder Arc, model A405-0, is an arm exerciser designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This unit features a metal base, a lopsided M-shaped double curved arc, and 24 plastic tabs that can be placed on the arc to be manipulated for range of motion activities. Moving the colored tabs from one side of the arc to the other achieves full upper extremity range of motion and improved motor planning and visual tracking skills. The unit can also be us
The Rolyan Parallel Bar Glider is an ambulatory pattern trainer and a suspension ambulation aid designed for use by individuals with trunk weakness, balance disabilities or hemiplegia. The transitional ambulatory device allows users to balance their upper body on device, positioned on a set of wheels between two 24 inch parallel bars, and push the Glider forward. The unit provides a full view of the lower legs and may negate the need for two-person support during early parallel bar work for cert
The SafetySure Transfer Belt is a manual transfer aid, gait belt, or walker belt for people with balance, lower extremity, mobility or walking disabilities. This belt has numerous hand grips to assist in transfers and gait training. It can also provide equestrian sidewalkers with a variety of leverage points. The anti-slip interior prevents the belt from moving. The easy-to-fasten "fix lock" buckle allows the belt to be tightened without having to open it. SIZES: Small (fits waists 23 to 36 inch
The SafetySure Transfer Belt with Sherpa Lining is a manual transfer aid, gait belt, or walker belt for people with balance, lower extremity, mobility or walking disabilities. Numerous hand grips provide a variety of leverage points to aid caregivers with transfers, therapists with gait training, or sidewalkers in therapeutic riding programs. The soft synthetic sheepskin lining provides extra comfort and protection for individuals with sensitive skin. An easy-to-fasten "fix lock" buckle allows t
The SARA Plus is a powered transfer lift and gait trainer designed for use by individuals with balance, lower extremity, mobility or walking disabilities or spinal cord injury. The ergonomic design and powered features are designed to enable a single caregiver to provide care during routine handling activities such as transfers and toileting. The SARA Plus lift features powered opening and closing of the chassis, dual controls, low-friction castors with rear brakes, and an emergency stop and sys
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a sensor-equipped bandage for longitudinal measurement of knee range of motion in individuals with knee injuries and/or disabilities. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart, Germany, have developed a system for gathering exact data on mobility in patients with knee injuries. They use a bandage that has an integrated bracket with sensors that measure the knee's range of moti
The Single Operator Adjustable Parallel Bars Floor Mounted, Series 560, are manually adjustable parallel bars designed to be a practical alternative to motorized bars. Every height adjustments can be made from a single location. They are durable, safe and simple to use with the height and width permanently stamped on the frame. The bars are equipped with plunger/locks. DIMENSIONS: Lengths available are 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20 feet; handrail diameter is 1.5 inches; height adjusts from 31 to
The Sit and Ride is an ambulation pattern trainer designed for use with children with developmental delays and adults with mobility disabilities. This device permits practice while seated of such ambulatory patterns as smooth reciprocal leg movements, heel strikes, and coordinated knee fexion and extension. The unit has a lightweight plastic base equipped with casters suitable for use on hard floors and most carpeting. A height-adjustable sling seat is suspended between the two arms of the base,
Smart Pyramid and Compas together form a computerized gait analysis and alignment tool designed for use by individuals with lower extremity amputation. The system consist of hardware with embedded sensors (Smart Pyramid) that is integrated into the leg prosthesis, with an attached adaptor that uses Bluetooth to communicate wirelessly with automatic gait analysis software (Compas) on a personal computer (PC) or personal digital assistant (PDA). The adaptor attaches to any socket using the Euro fo
The Mustang is an anterior/posterior gait trainer designed to provide positioning and support for children with neurological and motor disabilities such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida while they learn the skills of stepping/walking.
The Mustang provides excellent upper body support and adjustable angle positioning for forward tilt in the anterior (front) configuration and full upright support in the posterior (rear) configuration. A variety of positioning accessories are available for childr
The Somatosensory Bead Chain, model 355, is a sensory integration activity designed for use with children with cognitive, neurological, and visual disabilities. Mounted on a sturdy plastic base with suction cups to secure it in position, this bead curtain provides sensory reinforcement as the child reaches out to cause the bead chains to move.
The Bilateral Air Game, model 3095, is a game designed for strengthening bilateral, visual and fine motor planning skills for individuals with physical disabilities. The kit provides a multitude of games including hockey, volleyball or tennis. The repetitive action and resistance of the bellow aids in hand strengthening when the client manuevers the ball with a number of "air blasts". The game can be used by a variety of clients with different levels of abilities and is lightweight and portable.
The Board Walk, model 1198, is an obstacle course designed to build motor planning skills and balance for clients with a physical disability. Create a course adapted specifically to your individual's needs using the adjustable padded dividers. The plywood dividers are padded on each side so they easy on the knees and feet for walking and crawling. Build a straight ladder, connect the pieces at right angles or make a zig-zag path. It can also be used as a mini balance beam. DIMENSIONS: Six - four
The Special Rider, model 1982, is a riding toy designed to provide support for positioning and smoother riding mobility for children with lower extremity and poor trunk control. The child controls the Special Rider by swinging the handle bars from side to side. It allows the physically limited child to become self propelled and engage in fun upper extremity and trunk exercise. By providing normal play activity, it helps to promote visual perceptual skills, enhance motor planning, and provide ves
The Space Saver Parallel Bar, Model 95 Series, are parallel bars designed to double the useable walking area and requires only a little more floor space. The bar is designed to fit between any length parallel bar in the Floor Mounted Parallel Bars (Model 510 Series) (see separate entry). The bar comes with two posts. DIMENSIONS: Height adjusts 26 to 44 inches; handrail size 1.5 inches; available lengths are 10 to 24 feet including 2 to 4 posts depending on length requested.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design and assemble a wheelchair that is fun and visually appealing to children with disabilities. The Speedy Recovery Vehicle combines the functionality of traditional wheelchairs with the visually appealing design of racing dune buggies. The vehicle includes a custom-welded frame, smooth rolling wheels, a reclining seat, footrests, armrests, safety belt, an IV pole, storage area for an oxygen tank, and a colorful interactive steering wheel. Its small size m
The Spinner is a motor planning and visual training activity designed for use with children with fine motor, sensory, neurological, and cognitive disabilities. This toy requires the user to use one hand to hold the unit and the other to gently and quickly push the bead up the unit and release it just before it reaches the top, enabling the bead to spin back down.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a product that treats chronic back pain for individuals with arthritis and other conditions causing chronic back pain. Spinovo (spine + new) is a concept smart clothing product that uses modular packs to treat back pain through heating, cooling, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapies, as well as incorporating bend sensors to ensure the wearer maintains the correct posture. The designer, Justine Smith, studied at
The Sportime Direct Cue is a direction tutorial program designed to guide the direction, movement and placement of body parts for young children (early walkers) and chair users. The program can be used individually or in group sessions. The components consist of curved lines, hand and foot prints, and arrows fabricated from a pliable vinyl material. The user is able to construct multi-sized circles, walk-along pathways, or a pattern of choice with arrows directing the way. OPTIONS: There are six
Sportime Floorplans is a sensory integration activity designed to develop a foundation for balance skills (coordination, control and motor planning) for individuals with neurological disabilities. In this system, the user is able to learn important cognitive principles such as the concept of weight-shifting and various balance positions. The floorplan utilizes a direct cue system consisting of color coded hand and foot prints. It offers the user a series of 24 balance challenges divided into fou
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Portable wooden step with handle provides extra support and reduces effort required to climb standard height stairs. Long handle is attached to rectangular wooden base. Handle side of step is 1 3/4 inches in height; other side is 5 1/ 4 inches in height. This difference in height reduces the depth of stair steps. To use, place the aid at the bottom of the stairs. Put the left and then the right foot on the stair climber. Place the left foot on the step
The Stair Trainer device promotes gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy (CP), ages two to five years old. The Stair Trainer allows for easy adult supervision, and be easily disassembled and stored when needed. The railings have an appropriate height of 24” for toddlers and were designed to be 24” apart to disallow holding of both railings during climbing. A height of three feet was designated for the platform with a minimum of 24” of railings, as dictated by safety standards. Addi
The Staircase Storage Island, model 4-8010, is a training staircase designed for use in physical therapy forindividuals with balance, mobility, or walking disabilities. Made of all-hardwood plywood, this stairway has four steps with railings and a platform at the top. Each side has a storage compartment with two doors and and adjustable shelf. The steps and platform have safety tread. DIMENSIONS (LxW):56 inches x 34 inches. Each step (HxDxW) is 6 x 10 x 30 inches; platform (HxLxW) is 24 x 24 x 3
Stairstepd are foam training stairs designed for use with individuals with mobility disabilities. Made of dense poly-foam and covered in vinyl-coated nylon with zipper closure, model T4042 has two steps and model T5813 has three steps. The pieces can be connected to each other or other shapes using the attached hook-and-loop fasteners. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): Model T4042 is 22 x 24 x 14 inches and model T5813 is 32 x 24 x 15 inches. WEIGHT: The two-stair model weighs 5 pounds and the three-stair mo
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Stand belt helps individuals lacking functional standing balance. The standing belt is made from a leather weight-lifting belt to which is riveted a boat- trailer strap (both items are available in major sporting goods stores). The trailer strap has a buckle to adjust the length. It is attached to the belt at the center with four or five rivets. most trailer straps have S-hooks at one or both ends. These are replaced with snap hooks for easy attachment
The Star Posterior Gait Trainer, models SR 3000, SR 3100 and SR 3200, is a gait trainer designed for use by children and adults with neurological, walking, balance, or mobility disabilities. Features on all models include a seat harness that supports individuals who cannot stand completely on their own, a pelvic stabilizer, a positioning bar to provide adjustable depth, ankle prompts to inhibit leg scissoring, vertical handgrips, and variable resistance tabs to control the speed of the gait trai
The StepWatch is a gait analysis system designed for use by frail seniors or individuals with post-surgical mobility limitations, neurological disabilities, or stroke. The system includes one or more monitor units and a docking/software package (sold separately). Worn around the ankle, the monitor unit monitors and records continuously the number of steps per time interval over extended monitoring periods. The monitor unit can store step data for up to two months at one-minute intervals before r
The Stride-to-Ride Walker is a child's walker designed for use by infants and toddlers with mobility or balance disabilities. This wheeled toy steadies first steps, and rewards the baby with lights, sounds, and high-energy music. As baby grows, the legs can be moved together and locked in place to convert the walker to a riding toy. POWER: Uses three double-A batteries (not included).
The SuperPole Parallel Bar System is portable parallel bars designed for short-term walking therapy for people with walking, nerological, or lower extremity disabilities. Central to the system are floor-to-ceiling steel SuperPole grab bars (see also separate entry), which provide a secure structure that can be installed in minutes between a floor and ceiling. SuperPoles fix securely between the floor and ceiling by jackscrew expansion. The steel horizontal rails are height adjustable with an ex
The Sure Foot is an all-terrain offset cane and gait trainer designed for use by individuals with walking or balance disabilities. For stability, the cane has a wide, rectangular tip base that utilizes Sole Guard by Cat's Paw for skid resistance. The cane can be used on most surfaces, including stairs, grass, mud, stones, and snow and ice, and features a height-adjustable, straight shaft with an offset curved, cushioned handgrip and handle. DIMENSIONS: The rectangular tip base provides 18 square
The Sure Step is an all-terrain offset cane and gait trainer designed for use by individuals with walking or balance disabilities. For stability, the cane has a wide, rectangular tip base that utilizes Sole Guard by Cat's Paw for skid resistance. The cane can be used on most surfaces, including stairs, grass, mud, stones, grating, and snow and ice, and features a height-adjustable, straight shaft with an offset curved, cushioned handgrip and handle. SIZES: Junior and standard. DIMENSIONS: The re
Body support for ambulation training. 18 foot aluminum track and base are bolted to ceiling. Carriage supported by six roller wheels, will support 200 pounds. Swivel pulley to allow turns. Body support harness fits children and adults. Total body weight may be reduced by increasing tension on overhead suspension strap.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Serves as a step up to make one big step into two smaller steps; also serves as a carrying case for small items. Hollow box made of wood with variations that include a shoulder strap or short tape measure to provide a means of picking up the box and a rod to help steady user. COMMENTS: Illustration only without listed materials and measurements SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. TITLE: Take a Step Up JOURNAL: Accent on Living REF: Winter 1984: p 70 PAGES (i
The Walk-O-Long is a gait belt designed for use with children with walking or balance disabilities. To use, wrap the Walk-O-Long around the child’s chest and under the arms, then adjust it to fit comfortably and secure the single-latch safety buckle in back. The beltsecurity strap extension enables the adult to provide assistance without bending. The primary security strap is made of super-strong flat nylon webbing. The one-piece security strap is threaded through each Walk-O-Long, and then loop
The Thera-Band Stability Trainer is a balace and posture training device designed for use by individuals with balance, neurologial, or lower extremity disabilities. This device is intended to improve balance, postural stability, proprioception, and coordination. Made of foam, the unsteady surface challenges the body to maintain postural stability and balance. DIMENSIONS(HxLxW): The blue Trainer is 2 x 22 x 12 inches and the green trainer is 2 x 20 x 12 inches.
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create custom adapted three-piece therapy steps set for children with various disabilities to use in a therapy room at an intervention service organization. The steps needed to be wide enough for two people to walk on them side by side, and heavy enough to be stable but light enough to be moved around by two people. The design includes three separate sections, two step sections, and a one-square-meter central platform which goes in between them.
The Thompson Medical walking belt is a gait belt designed for use with individuals with mobility and balance disabilities. Designed for transfer or gait training, this wide belt is made of heavy duty cotton webbing and can accommodate larger size individuals. The belt features hook and loop closures, tow safety straps with side release buckles and three horizontal backside hand holds to provide secure grips for therapists and care givers. DIMENSIONS (LxW) 4 x 48- 54 inches).
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a powered knee orthosis for individuals with neuromuscular disabilities, arthritis, or people recovering from surgery or stroke. The device is indicated in the United States for use by rehabilitation centers as a training aid in helping recover a proper walking gait. Software that controls the knee has been rewritten specifically to work for stroke rehab. The system is currently undergoing a 24-patient trial at New York Presbyterian Hosp
The Toddler Folding Parallel Bars, model 596, are folding parallel bars designed for a small child. The features include a steel base with two stabilizing bars to lock parallel bars in open position. To fold the parallel bars, unlock and slide until handrails are nearly touching. DIMENSIONS: Base is 5 x 30 inches; height adjusts from 15 to 21 inches, width adjusts from 13.5 to 22.5 inches, length is 5 feet, handrail size is 1 inch. The bases requires only 14 inches when not in use but add 3 fee
Toss & Build Dice is a motor planning skill activity designed for use by individuals with cognitive, neurological, or perceptual disabilities. This set includes 36 crepe rubber pieces which can be used for color matching, sorting, memory games, and motor planning activities. The pieces can be used to construct cubes or used on a flat surface to make designs. A tote bag is included. DIMENSIONS: Each piece is 2 inches square.
TracKit is a motor planning skill activity designed for use with individuals with cognitive, neurological, visual, and perceptual disabilities. This set includes a tray, a metal ball bearing slider, and ten activity sheets which fit into the tray. Exercises include having the slider move to specific area or trying to keep the slider still. Activities include tracking, memory exercises, shoulder stabilization, motor planning, eye control, and more.
Therapy training stairs available in 3 models. Handrail enclosed platform model has four 6 inch risers. Straight platform model has two 6 inch and three 4 inch risers. Stairs are 30 inches wide, risers are 10 inches deep, platform is 30 inches wide by 24 inches deep. Has double hand rails on both sides. Oak with nonskid tread.
The Training Stairs, model 808, are a straight staircase with a platform that is enclosed on three sides. The stairs have four steps including bus step and require a minimum 9-feet ceiling. Handrails and handrail support are made of satin-finished premium hardwood. Stairs are finished in Natural Oak laminate with "anti-slip" safety treads on all steps and platform. DIMENSIONS: overall length 55 inches, overall height 54 inches, height to platform 24 inches, platform size 30 x 24 inches, riser si
The Training Stairs, model 809, are a straight staircase designed for rooms with low ceilings. One side has two stairs with a bus step and the other side has three stairs. DIMENSIONS: Overall length 55 inches, overall height 40 inches, height to platform is 12 inches, platform size 30 x 24 inches, width 30 inches, two stairs riser size 6 x 10 inches, three stairs riser size 4 x 10 inches. CAPACITY: 500 pounds.
The Training Stairs, Straight Type, model NK 962, are training stairs designed to be used for gait and step exercises. The staircase is suitable for use in any area and the steps and platform are covered with indoor-outdoor carpet. The unit is made of plywood with an exterior enamel finish. Rigid metal handrails are made of square tubing and are 37 inches above the platform. DIMENSIONS: There are three 4-inch steps on one side and two 6-inch steps on the other side. The steps are 11 inches deep.
The Transfer Belt is a gait belt. The belt is made of 2-inch wide cotton webbing with a cadmium-plated safety buckle. SIZES: 54, 60 or 72-inch lengths.
The Transfer Belt is a gait belt designed for use with individuals with mobility disabilities. This belt enables a therapist or caregiver to provide light to moderate assistance during walking, sitting, or transferring. This belt features hook-and-loop closure and two webbing handholds. DIMENSIONS: Models are available to fit 28 to 42 inch waists, 32 to 48 inch waists, and 36 to 54 inch waists.
The Transfer Sling and Gait Belt is a combination manual transfer sling and gait belt designed to provide a secure grasp for therapists and caregivers during ambulation training and transfers. This belt-style device provides support under the knees and behind the back, aiding in better body mechanics during one- and two-person assisted transfers. SIZES: Small/medium or medium/large. CAPACITY: 250 pounds.
The UCS Foam Steps are training stairs for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten programs as well as for special education programs. The steps are firm enough for climbing and soft enough to cushion falls. They are made from a prorated 22-ounce vinyl, and foam-filled with high density compression. DIMENSIONS: 33 x 24 x 21 inches.
The Up n' Go is a walker with lifter and gait trainer designed for use by adults with cerebral palsy, brain injury, or neurological, lower extremity, or walking disabilities. This unit consists of a mobility unit which is a wheeled walking frame with a wide U-shaped base with four casters, a suspension unit, and gas springs. The suspension unit is a carefully-designed harness that is designed to be comfortable to wear while sitting or standing and to be easy to put on or take off. The back side
The Up n' Go is a walker with lifter and gait trainer designed for use by children and youth with cerebral palsy, brain injury, or neurological, lower extremity, or walking disabilities. This unit consists of a mobility unit which is a wheeled walking frame with a wide U-shaped base with four casters, a suspension unit, and gas springs. The suspension unit is a carefully-designed harness that is designed to be comfortable to wear while sitting or standing and to be easy to put on or take off. Th
Vector Gait & Safety System is designed for individuals recovering from stroke, amputations, orthopedic injuries and spinal cord injuries. Patient falls are the number one risk during the rehabilitation process and contribute to a loss of confidence, anxiety, activity restriction and injury. The Vector Gait and Safety System® helps to promote patient mobility and independence while reducing the risk of injury to both patients and therapists. Leveraging dynamic body weight support (DBWS),
Vivo is a combination gait trainer and balance training device designed for use by children with balance and walking disabilities. With its pony head that bounces when the unit moves and beaded mane and tail, this device captures a child's imagination. This device is available as a combination unit, as a rocker unit only, or as a walker unit only. When used as a rocking horse style device, the unit promotes balance reaction skills and upper body postural development. The soft, upholstered seat b
The WalkAble, models WK75 and WK100, is a suspension ambulation aid designed for use by children with mobility and walking disabilities. The device consists of an open wheeled base supporting a body suspension harness, enabling the child to be safely supported while walking over ground or on a treadmill. In combination with an appropriate training program, the WalkAble can help improve the user's gait patterns, posture, balance, muscle strength and overall endurance levels. The WalkAble unit is
The Walker is a standing aid and gait trainer designed for use by individuals with balance, lower extremity, mobility, or walking disabilities or stroke. The Walker is available with a hydraulic or power lift mechanism that lifts using a U-shaped table for arm support and safety straps that support the user in the crotch. It also has a foldable spade seat that can assist in lifting. One the user, is standing, the Walker can be used as a gait trainer. It has four casters that feature a straight
The Walker Belt is a gait belt designed for use with individuals with mobility disabilities during ambulation training. This nylon belt has handles on each side and at the back to enable a therapist to provide assistance. This belt features a strong Delrin buckle. SIZES: Model 251011 is a small-medium to fit waists 28 to 34 inches and model 251022 is a medium-large to fit waists 35 to 44 inches. DIMENSIONS: Two inches wide.
The Wall Mounted Folding Parallel Bars, model 595, are wall-mounted, adult size parallel bars that fold against the wall. The single plunger/lock keeps the bars steady when in use. Wood base plate is included. DIMENSIONS: 5 x 36 x 1 inch thick, height adjusts from 28 to 42 inches, length 7 feet, handrail 1.5 inch diameter, width between handrails 22.5 inches. CAPACITY: 250 pounds.
Whatever Next! is a dame designed for use with children with mobility and neurological disabilities. This board game incorporate dice throwing, turn-taking, moving pieces, and drawing cards with such activities as imitating, motor planning, jumping, hopping, balancing, and crawling for proprioceptive and vestibular input.