Body Weight Support Gait Lower Extremities
What is the Intelligently Controlled Assistive Rehabilitation Elliptical (ICARE)?
The Intelligently Controlled Assistive Rehabilitation Elliptical (ICARE) is a motorized elliptical that provides body weight support. Functioning largely like a standard gym elliptical, ICARE is unique in its ability adjust to a custom fit for a patient’s unique walking pattern. Built-in sensors detect the amount of effort a patient is exerting and activates the motor to assist in keeping a constant stepping rate for the duration of therapy. This integrated support and customization allow for longer, more effective, more intense therapy sessions.
What conditions does the ICARE help treat?
ICARE is highly modular, and has and options for forward or backward elliptical cycling, with or without additional body weight support, depending on a patient’s needs and abilities. This modularity allows ICARE to be used for cardiovascular exercise and lower extremity strengthening for outpatient therapy for a variety of conditions and injuries.