At their debut appearance at the ISPRM World Congress in July, Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. will exhibit the new Gait Trainer 3, an advanced system that uses music and the principle of neuroplasticity to change lives for patients with movement disorders. This combination of music and technology is a first in neurologic rehabilitation.

Biodex Gait Trainer 3 (Medical Device News Magazine)
Biodex Gait Trainer 3 (Medical Device News Magazine)

Decades of research point to the value of neurological music therapy techniques for treating sensorimotor functions. The Gait Trainer 3 hosts a library of informed music, tempo-to-cadence matched selections written and composed by music therapists to inspire correct movement in individuals who have lost function due to brain injury or disease. The instrumented deck of the Gait Trainer 3 facilitates walking exercise with visual biofeedback, and provides objective reporting to demonstrate progress.

“When rhythm is introduced to a neurologic impairment, cognitive reconstruction is possible,” says Natalie Thompson, Education Administrator and Applied Clinician for Biodex. “This is the first time a music-based therapy component has been merged with biomedical technology to help patients with Parkinson’s disease and stroke regain walking.”

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See the Biodex Gait Trainer 3 at ISPRM World Congress in Paris July 9-12, booth #53. Or, visit http://www.biodex.com/gait.