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Mobility Assessment

Unlike conventional gait assessment, MedExercise technology allows evaluating movement capacity of

each leg to determine an appropriate training mode and monitoring the progress of rehabilitation 

Hardware:
MedExercise Devices

Conventional gait assessment is based on characteristics of walking. In contrast, our 

technology allows assessment of each leg mobility by measuring capacity to push and pull pedals of MedExercise devices.

 

The measurable parameters include:

- range of foot motion by ability to extend and flex legs by pushing and pulling pedals,

- strength, which is ability to extend and flex legs against graded resistance to pedal motion,

- endurance as the ability to compete a number of reciprocal foot movements,

- coordination as the capacity of moving pedals in opposite directions to reproduce gait.

Analytical software is being developed for the assessment of leg mobility for selecting an appropriate model of MedExercise device, station, and mode of exercise therapy.  

Three types of mobility can be determined for each leg, including:

- active, when reciprocal pedal movements can be repeated by leg flexions and extensions,

- passive, when a leg or both legs immobile and cannot move pedals actively,

- limited, when active movements of the leg are detected but it needs mechanical assistance for completing or repeating cycles of pedal pushing and pulling.

For assessment of fatiguability see: Application of a web-enabled leg training system for...

Software:
MedExercise Analytics 

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