Ensuring safety and effectiveness

The role of studies in recommending rollators

When recommending a mobility aid as a healthcare professional, you want certainty regarding its safety and effectiveness. The only way to guarantee this is through scientific data. That is why all Rollz products undergo continuous research. During the developmental phase, safety measures are implemented, while effectiveness is monitored among users. This data provides with the assurance to safely prescribe Rollz to your patients or clients.

Studies to support rollator recommandations
Diagram showing the Parkinson study results in using sound cues

Research shows benefits of rollator use in Parkinson’s

"The Rollz Motion Rhythm can offer help to a large group of patients"

A recent study conducted by the research group Assistive Technology for Mobility and Sports and Expert Center Human Movement Technology from The Hague University of Applied Sciences, shows that 80% of the Parkinson’s patients who participated in the research benefited from using Rollz’s Parkinson’s walker with different cues.

Case study

The life-changing capacity of a Parkinson's rollator

Recent case study conducted by the OT Service revels how the unique features of the Rollz Motion Rhythm rollator had a dramatic impact on the mobility of someone living with Parkinson's disease.

The person included in the study was presenting with symptoms of a stooped posture, masked expression, slow motor co-ordination. In addition, he was also presenting with a shuffling gait and freezing while mobilising, particularly at threshes where there were changes in colour or texture under foot. A trial of the Rollz Motion Rhythm was recommended as a method of increasing confidence and consequently engagement of meaningful activities.

Parkinson's rollator awarded Best New Product 2022 at the OT Show in the UK

Conduct a case study!

We believe that our rollators are perfectly placed to support your client’s needs. But don’t take our word for it. If you’re interested in trialling our products and writing a short case study, please get in touch with us at [email protected].

Discover more studies

There is extensive scientific proof that the use of cues helps Parkinson’s patients to break freezing. Read more on how cues can address different senses here.

Physical activity is beneficial for both the mental and physical health of human beings. Read more on how these health benefits are also observed in Parkinson’s patients who engage in exercise.

To prove the effectiveness of the Parkinson’s module on freezing, the gait pattern on someone living with Parkinson’s disease was measured and compared to walking with and without cues.

During the development process of the Rollz Motion Rhythm, it was researched which cue would be most beneficial for Parkinson’s patients. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the functions of the Rollz Motion Rhythm could contribute to an improved user experience and walking pattern for people with Parkinson’s.