Product News

accurelief
A new noninvasive, nonaddictive solution for pain relief has been introduced by Norwell, Mass-based company Carex. The firm recently launched its AccuRelief line of electronic treatment products, designed to provide pain relief for the whole body, and reportedly approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
safegait
The SafeGait body weight support system, manufactured by Victor, NY-based Gorbel Medical, is the subject of a collaborative, multisite study that will evaluate its therapeutic effects for patients who are neurologically involved.
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Older adults often may be emotionally attached to a home in which they have resided for many years. Those homes, however, may not actually offer the social engagement and amenities an individual needs to experience an optimal quality of life.
transitions
Algona, Wash-based EZ-Access announces the addition of the Transitions Angled Entry Plate to the company's line of threshold ramps.
The Rolyan Smart Handle from Patterson Medical provides real-time feedback of force exerted and repetitions completed during elastic band exercises.
Warrenville, Ill-headquartered Patterson Medical introduces the Rolyan Smart Handle, directed toward the needs of elastic band therapy. Smart Handle was created to remove the guesswork from elastic band exercise by delivering real-time feedback and objective measurement.
breezyelegance
Sunrise Medical, headquartered in Fresno, Calif, announces its latest Breezy Elegance Premium Retailer, NORCO Inc. Sunrise reports that NORCO is in the process of rolling out its introduction of the Breezy Elegance line throughout 12 strategic locations in the Pacific Northwest.
Valdeo is designed to provide motivating and game-like back training at home.
Switzerland-based company, Hocoma, has designed the Valedo Therapy Concept with sensor technology to help provide a holistic approach for back therapy at the clinic as well as continuing training at home.
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eSpecial Needs, based in St Louis, has developed the Indoor Therapy Gym as a product that can help new provide children the outdoor exercise and vestibular stimulation they need regardless of the weather.
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Reykjavik, Iceland-based manufacturer of prosthetics and orthopedic devices, Össur, has entered an agreement with medical device manufacturer, Myomo, Cambridge, Mass, to sell Myomo's MyoPro orthosis technology in the United States.
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Biodex Medical Systems, headquartered in Shirley, NY, introduces the Sit2Stand Trainer, designed to help individuals practice and develop strength needed to execute the vital sit-to-stand motion. The new trainer is built to bring the benefits of sit-to-stand exercise to clients in both wellness and physical rehabilitation settings.
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A wide range of users may be getting inaccurate data from wearable activity trackers about the calories they expend. Research efforts based at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, show that some wearables generate calorie burn data that varies from 13% to 60% of the true values.
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Irvine, Calif-based Zimmer MedizinSystems recently announced the OptonPro Class IV laser is now available in the United States. The OptonPro is described by Zimmer as a device that offers 7 Watts (7,000 mW) of peak power and touch screen menu.
WebPT, a provider of web-based electronic medical records (EMR) solutions for rehab therapists has teamed with SOLS, a 3D printing and custom mass-manufacturing company, to form a partnership that will bring 3D printed foot orthotics to WebPT's member base.
avid
The Avid IF 2 is designed as a portable interferential device that provides safe and effective pain management for acute pain and chronic pain, and to help relax muscle spasms, maintain range of motion, and increase circulation.
ergometer
Woodinville, Wash-based Cascade Health and Fitness has added an ergometer designed to handle multiple duties within the rehabilitation facility, gym, or physical therapy clinic.
Performancehealth
Akron, Ohio-headquartered Performance Health has introduced a new product to the field of of low-tech fitness and rehab gear with the rollout of TheraBand CLX Consecutive Loops. Available in bulk rolls and individual packs, the CLX Consecutive Loops are designed to provide the same utility as bands, loops, tubing with handles, and door anchors in a single product.
Maddak
The Do-Eat Performance-Based Assessment for Children is a performance-based ecological assessment for children ages 5 to 8 years newly available from Wayne, NJ-based Maddak Inc. The assessment is directed at children who are affected by atypical motor development such as DCD, ADHD, learning disabilities, and nonverbal learning disabilities.
sunrise
The Zippie X’CAPE and The Zippie ZM-310 are two new pediatric wheelchairs now available from Fresno, Calif-based Sunrise Medical. The Zippie X’CAPE offers XLOCK Technology, designed to deliver the performance of a rigid frame with the convenience of a folding frame. The Zippie ZM-310 features a small base and pediatric seating designed to maximize accessibility and independence.
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Shirley, NY-based Biodex Medical Systems Inc is stepping up efforts to provide clinical education about the applications of the company's physical medicine devices. The company is offering a comprehensive education and training program consisting of a series of interactive eLearning modules, hands-on workshops, evidence-based clinical protocols, and training webinars.
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Up to 83% of consumers who purchased fitness wearables found them difficult to use, while 21% reported the devices did not operate as advertised, according to a recent survey.