Multiple cues to break a freeze
A green laser line is projected onto the ground to stimulate breaking a freeze and improve the stride’s length and walking speed.
A metronome signals the preferred step frequency. The acoustic rhythm contributes to regulating the walking speed.
Handles vibrate at the rhythm of the pace. A big advantage of this tactile cue is that it is not noticeable to surrounding people.
Keep on walking
Used in rehabilitation programs
This versatile rollator can be used by physiotherapists and other professionals supporting patients rehabilitating from neurological or mobility-impacting injuries. This includes people who have been in a coma, people living with Multiple Sclerosis, or other neurological conditions that require extra support to (re-learn how to) walk.
Regain your rhythm at the push of a button
Easy to set and activate by yourself or with your practitioner
The Rollz Motion Rhythm is developed on the same frame as the Rollz Motion, to which an electronic module has been added to offer visual, audible and tactile stimuli.
The cues of this Parkinson rollator start when one of the buttons on the handles is being pressed. Your practitioner can help choose the cue combination, frequency, duration and intensity to fit your specific situation.
Overcoming freezing of gait
Cues are meant to alert and trigger into an action
Parkinson’s patients can experience sudden, short and temporary episodes of inability to move the feet forward, despite the intention to walk. This could result in the feet’ characteristic appearance, making quick-stepping movements in place. A trigger or cue can overcome this.
No Parkinson’s patient is alike, so how could one rollator work for everyone?
The three cues on the Parkinson rollator can be combined in different ways and (de)activated on the go. This allows you to always have the right cue at the right moment.
Furthermore, each cue can be adjusted to perfectly fit your needs in terms of speed, intensity and duration. This way, every person living with Parkinson’s disease can use it in their rhythm.
It helps to prevent habituation.
The cues can be personalised even more with the Rollz app. Some Parkinson’s patients might stop responding to the same repeating cues due to prolonged exposure to those stimuli.
As a countermeasure, the metronome’s tone height and cue activation can be mixed in the app to create a random pattern. The variation and unpredictability prevent habituation.
The app for the Parkinson rollator is available for free on Android and iOS and is very easy to use.
Advanced and intelligent cue control
Besides changing the speed and cue combination, which can also be done on the Parkinson rollator itself, the app allows users to change the cues’ intensity, duration, and predictability. These variables can be easily adapted to the user’s preferences.
The patient can choose to tweak the settings based on their own experience or rehabilitation program. The settings can be adjusted to match the patient’s personal training goals when a therapist is involved.
Synchronise it to your smartphone
The app can give the cues in sync with the rollator. While wirelessly connected to the Rollz Motion Rhythm, the smartphone can vibrate and/or play the metronome along with the Parkinson rollator to increase the intensity of the cue.
The cues can be played solely on the smartphone as well. This enables to plug in earphones and to hear the metronome more privately. The user’s surroundings will not notice that cueing is on when this feature is used.
Great stability and comfort
As a specialised version of the Rollz Motion, the Rollz Motion Rhythm is also a highly manoeuvrable rollator that offers unmatched stability. The large wheels cross obstacles easily, and a folding mechanism allows compact transportation.
Every Rollz Motion rollator can be transformed into a Rollz Motion Rhythm by adding the Rhythm module and changing the handles.
Additional lasers, slow down brakes, wheelchair add-on
The Parkinson rollator can be equipped with two extra lasers. The projected lines will pivot towards the left or right, helping initiate a corner.
Some patients suffer from festination of gait, so their walking speed increases. Slow down brakes control the speed of the rollator and therefore increase safety.
The wheelchair add-on transforms the Rollz Motion Rhythm from a rollator into a wheelchair within 30 seconds. This is ideal if you get tired and need to be pushed further.