The BalanceTutor is an innovative dynamic and static postural control and gait trainer. The system consists of a treadmill mounted on a moving force plate platform. The platform moves in the medial/ lateral and forward/ backward plains to simulate a slip and a trip in both the static and dynamic mode. The therapist customizes the training program and performs evaluations through integrated user friendly software. The system is safe as a safety harness and an emergency stop button are included in BalanceTutor.
The BalanceTutor allows the therapist to objectively and quantitatively evaluate compensatory step initiation time and performance, (pause) as well as gate. This is achieved by combining image processing and center of pressure measurements. In addition to the direction of displacement, the speed, and dosage of perturbation can be customized to the patient’s ability and rehabilitation needs. Movement biofeedback and instructions on functional body position can be also provided during training. The patient is therefore challenged during training while standing, walking and even running.
MediTouch was established in 2004 with the aim of developing and distributing wearable and affordable motion feedback devices for the upper and lower extremity physical rehabilitation market. The rehabilitation method is based on the proven concepts of intensive and repetitive exercise, practice and feedback.
MediTouch has developed a low cost technological platform that precisely determines the position and speed of motion of human body joints. Together with clinical know how from the fields of occupational and physical therapy, MediTouch has developed rehabilitation platforms that use exercises and biofeedback to improve patient's lower and upper extremity functional movement ability.