The NeuroGym® Bungee Mobility
Trainer is a versatile body weight support mechanism enabling safe, intensive
motor retraining. The unique patented design enables the re-training of gait and
natural protective reactions by counteracting loss of stability as naturally as
possible. Comparable to a pool environment in terms of support, the Bungee
Mobility Trainer allows graduated weight bearing while normal protective
reactions such as sidestepping are redeveloped.
The Bungee Mobility Trainer
provides graduated support from underneath, rather than a harness mechanism that
provides the support from above. Supporting the patient from above does not
allow this 'natural' graduated support, particularly upon loss of balance. The
Bungee Mobility Trainer enables more realistic safe practice of gait, and most
importantly, the protective reactions necessary to prevent falls.
Bungee cords provide safe and
graduated support, while the seat follows the body around two different axes,
allowing natural movement. The base of the walker can be widened to enable
mobility in all directions. High forearm supports can be added for users with
weak trunk and upper extremities (e.g. in quadri-paresis).