A simple, cost-effective way to reduce a patient's weight during rehabilitation. The Biodex Unweighing System enables partial weight-bearing therapy with open access to the patient. Unique to Biodex’s design, the Unweighing System allows the necessary movements to replicate natural ambulation.
The only mobile unweighing system that provides quantifiable, dynamic, partial weight-bearing therapy without electric motor, weights or air compressors.
The dynamic, single-point suspension of the Unweighing System accommodates pelvic rotation and vertical displacement. This encouragement of proper mechanics allows functional gait patterns to be practised. When used in combination with the Biodex Gait Trainer, a comprehensive gait training environment complete with audio and visual biofeedback, is possible. Offloading a percentage of body weight enables the opportunity for early rehabilitation while providing a safe environment for patient and therapist.
Real goals are monitored and progress reported. Objective documentation, with comparison to age- and gender-based normative data, helps prove need and document outcomes.
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The Biodex Unweighing Harness is designed to provide vertical lift through three shared points of pressure: through the hip straps, gluteal fold straps and the lumbar-thoracic harness. The design improves comfort and prevents slippage without limiting lower extremity range of motion. Assuring that the patient is comfortable is essential when lengthy exercise sessions are required.
Patient weight capacity of harness is 450 lb (204 kg)
950-487 Standard Harness 950-401 Bariatric Harness 950-402 Paediatric Harness
Accommodates children to adults - 25"- 60" torso (63.5 – 152.4 cm)
Gives patients the comfort they need to sustain lengthy therapy sessions
Durable construction - no plastic buckles to break
Can be used with any Body Weight Support System that accommodates open connection hardware (D or O Rings)
Full Patient Access – Open frame design encourages therapist facilitation and clears an unobstructed forward view for patients.
One-Handed Control – Press a button to raise or lower patient; another to set unweighing load.
Counters Harness Slippage – Auto Unload feature compensates for potential harness movement due to slippage or posture changes.
Convenient Control – Newly designed hand-held remote can be magnetically attached anywhere on the frame.
Safe Environment – Dynamic, single-point suspension is safer for patients and negates the need for therapist support and risk of personal injury.
Pelvic Stabilisation – Possible as single- or two-point stabilisation with retention cords.
Tall and Small – From pediatric up to 6' 7" (200.66 cm) on a standard treadmill in an area with 8' (243.84 cm) ceilings or up to 7' 2" (218.44 cm) over ground.
Get Comfortable – The therapist’s seat can easily be moved along the base of the frame or from side to side. It also provides seating during assistive exercise and provides a safer environment for therapist interaction.
Handrails As Needed – Easily removable for specific balance training exercise.
Room-to-Room – collapses to 32" (81 cm) wide to fit through standard door frames.
Unobstructed Open access – provides full easy access for easy patient interaction
Partial Weight-bearing Therapy – Biodex Unweighing Systems enables partial weight-bearing therapy to be conducted with the assurrance of patient comfort and safety, and with convenient access to the patient for manual assistance and observation. Unlike simple patient lift devices, Biodex Unweighing Systems incorporate a dynamic suspension system that accomodates the vertical displacement of the centre of gravity that occurs during normal gait, Biodex's patented off-loading mechanism maintains constant force. Simply dial the amount to off load. When walking, an individual's centre of gravity typically moves through a vertical range from one to four inches (2.5 to 10cm), depending on the speed. The Biodex System accommodates up to four inches of vertical displacement while maintaining a consistent level of unweighing. Another component of normal gait is pelvic rotation. Two-point suspension systems have a tendency to restrict rotation on the horizontal plane. They respond to pelvic rotation similar to the way a playground swing undulates back to neutral after being twisted. The single-point suspension of the Biodex system allow unrestricted pelvic rotation. Should plevic stabilisation be desired cords are attached to the support vest and adjusted for specific degrees of stabilisation.
Biodex Unweighing System allows full and partial weight bearing without compromising proper gait kinematics. Depending on walking speed, up to four inches of vertical displacement is permitted while the system maintains a consistent level of unweighing. When pelvic stabilisation is necessary, retention cords are provided that can be adjusted for degree.
The ability to allow pelvic rotation has its own advantages. Unlike two-point suspension systems that have a tendency to restrict rotation on a horizontal plane, the single-point method of the Unweighing System permits functional pelvic rotation and versatility when walking, side-stepping, retro-walking and turning. Patients can engage in reactive postural control exercises or change direction without repositioning the entire support system.
The unique, forward corner-mounted design of the Unweighing System enables many advantages. Therapists can view patients from all angles; patients have full visibility of treadmill display and, the open design allows natural arm swing, an essential component to encourage neuroplasticity.
Dimensions: Operational: - I.D.: 38.8" w x 48" depth x 94" h (99 x 122 x 239 cm) - O.D.: 47.5" w x 48" depth x 94" h (121 x 122 x 239 cm) Retracted (not for operation) - O.D.: 32" w x 48" depth x 79" h (81 x 122 x 201 cm) will fit through a standard 36" x 80" door. - Battery adds 4" (10.2 cm) to depth.
Accommodates patients from pediatric up to 6' 7" (201 cm) on a standard treadmill in an area with 8' (244 cm) ceilings
Includes one therapist seat
Accommodates Treadmill up to 38" w x 13.5" h (97 x 34 cm)
Vertical Adjustment: 50" (127 cm)
Unloading Weight Capacity: 160 lb (73 kg)
User Capacity: 400 lb (181 kg)
Battery: Rechargeable 24V. Battery automatically charges when system is plugged in.
Weight: 275 lb (125 kg)
Compliance: IEC 60601-1 and ISO 10535 for safety; EMC to 60601-1-2.