Navigation Links
Biodex Releases NEW Gait Trainer 3: First Ever Gait Training Treadmill to Integrate Music Therapy
Date:5/19/2017

In response to the strong base of evidence supporting the use of music therapy techniques in treating gait disorders, Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. announces the release of their Gait Trainer 3 with an Integrated Music Therapy option. This is the first time music therapy has been joined with a biomedical system to aid in rehabilitating individuals with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke and Parkinson’s disease.

Decades of research point to the value of neurologic music therapy for treating sensorimotor functions. Rhythmic auditory stimulation (RAS) and patterned sensory enhancement (PSE) are two techniques using audio cues in music to activate areas of the brain that facilitate movements desirable for gait. By combining RAS and PSE music therapy capabilities with the instrumented deck of the Gait Trainer 3, Biodex takes the first step toward bringing this treatment into broader clinical use.

Music for Quality Movement
Since the music used in this type of treatment must be specifically selected or composed for this function (or else gait detriment could occur), Biodex teamed up with the Movement Tracks Project to equip the Gait Trainer 3 with a starter library of music therapy-informed compositions only licensed for use on this Biodex device. Therapists can also upload their own songs, and transfer them to a patient’s personal device to reinforce training outside the clinical setting.

Hope Young, president and founder of the Center for Music Therapy, Inc. and co-producer of the Movement Tracks Project explains, “The idea behind merging the music technologies with biomedical technologies is that right now there is nothing to bridge the gap. And the music is so powerful in the treatment of these disorders . . . everything has to be done live by a music therapist. And there’s too few of us.”

Changing the Future of Neurologic Rehabilitation
Although the number of individuals being diagnosed with neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and cerebral palsy grows each year, the current ratio of physical therapists to music therapists is 30 to 1. Using the Gait Trainer 3, music therapists will be able to prove outcomes with biomedical feedback from the Biodex Gait Trainer 3. This will help expand their reach to better serve this growing population through collaborative care.

“We can’t magically clone extras of us,” Young stated. “This device efficiently lets us take the best of our training, practice and skills, and have them recorded and then shared with the rest of the clinical team. It helps us to be able to see more patients with the amount of time that we have.”

To learn more about this product visit http://www.biodex.com/gait or call 1-800-224-6339.

About Biodex Medical Systems, Inc.    
Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. manufactures and distributes medical devices for physical medicine, nuclear medicine, and molecular and medical imaging. It also provides balance assessment for concussion management as well as fall risk screening and conditioning programs. The Biodex commitment to innovative excellence spans more than 60 years. Our customer-driven support is why leading medical facilities around the globe call Biodex first. For more information, visit http://www.biodex.com.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14347180.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2017 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related biology technology :

1. Smith & Nephew releases new Modular Rail System in collaboration with Dr. Dror Paley
2. HCCS Releases New Social Media Online Training Course
3. SoundMindz TM Releases ‘Anti-Anxiety TM’ Mobile App - A Complete Stress Therapy Program
4. BioPharm Insight Releases its Catalyst Monitor for April 2013
5. Why Plastic Water Baths Prevent the Contamination of Samples - Revolutionary Science Releases a Brand New Poly ProBath Video
6. Boca Bearings Releases Packaging Industry Bearings
7. Manipulating the Brain to Eliminate Fear or Restore Memories – Rudy Mazzocchi Releases the 2nd Novel in The EQUITY Series entitled "EQUITY of FEAR"
8. eScience Labs Releases 2nd Edition Anatomy and Physiology Lab Kit
9. GLM Displays Releases New & Improved Hop-Up Displays
10. ISPE Releases New Guidance for Standardizing Use of Booklet Labels in Global Clinical Trials
11. ActiGraph Releases API Supporting Actigraphy Data Collection
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Vortex Biosciences , provider of circulating tumor cell (CTC) ... cells using Vortex microfluidic technology ” in Nature Precision Oncology on May 8th. ... Carlo and Dr. Matthew Rettig at the University of California, Los Angeles. The publication ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... Switzerland (PRWEB) , ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... forces machine manufacturers to re-engineer their control technology again and again. METTLER TOLEDO ... problem for machine manufacturers. The videos illustrate how integration of the ACT350 into ...
(Date:5/21/2017)... ... May 20, 2017 , ... ... the lengthy trial and error process by finding the right antidepressant faster. ... strengthen the doctor-patient relationship through a personalized approach to treatment. , ...
(Date:5/18/2017)... ... May 16, 2017 , ... Clinical Supplies Management (“CSM”), a Great Point Partners ... to grow. CSM has doubled in size over the past six months with ... strategy. , Roger Gasper joins CSM as Chief Financial Officer. Roger has over ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/5/2017)... YORK , April 5, 2017 Today ... is announcing that the server component of the HYPR ... known for providing the end-to-end security architecture that empowers ... HYPR has already secured over 15 million ... makers including manufacturers of connected home product suites and ...
(Date:4/3/2017)... 3, 2017  Data captured by IsoCode, ... detected a statistically significant association between the ... treatment and objective response of cancer patients ... predict whether cancer patients will respond to ... well as to improve both pre-infusion potency testing ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... , March 30, 2017 Trends, opportunities and ... and behavioral), by technology (fingerprint, AFIS, iris recognition, facial ... and others), by end use industry (government and law ... financial and banking, and others), and by region ( ... , Asia Pacific , and the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):