Parkinson rollator with customizable cues
Rollz Motion Rhythm
This rollator is meant for people living with specific neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s. Multiple stimuli are available to help the user take the first step, make subsequent steps, or maintain a walking rhythm.
The stability of the Rollz Motion Rhythm prevents falls that could occur due to balance problems. In addition, the cues overcome freezing or festinating gait patterns. A projected laser line could help to trigger the user to break a freeze. A metronome or the repeating vibration in the handles can further help to set the walking pace".
Multiple cues to break a freeze
A green laserline is projected onto the ground to stimulate breaking a freeze and improve the stride's length and walking speed.
A metronome signals the preferred step frequency. The acoustic rhythm contributes to regulating the walking speed.
Handles vibrate at the rhythm of the pace. A big advantage of this tactile cue is that it is not noticeable to surrounding people.
Keep on walking
Used in rehabilitation programs
This versatile rollator can be used by physiotherapists and other professionals supporting patients rehabilitating from neurological or mobility-impacting injuries. This includes people who have been in a coma, people living with Multiple Sclerosis, or other neurological conditions that require extra support in order to (re-learn how to) walk.
Regain your rhythm at the push of a button
Easy to set and activate by yourself or with your practitioner
The Rollz Motion Rhythm is developed on the same frame as the Rollz Motion, to which an electronic module has been added to offer visual, audible and tactile stimuli.
The cues of this Parkinson rollator start when one of the buttons on the handles is being pressed. Your practitioner can help choose the cue combination, frequency, duration and intensity to fit your specific situation.
Overcoming freezing of gait
Cues are meant to alert and trigger into an action
Parkinson's patients can experience sudden, short and temporary episodes of inability to move the feet forward, despite the intention to walk. This could result in the characteristic appearance of the feet making quick stepping movements in place. A trigger or cue can overcome this.
No Parkinson’s patient is alike, so how could one rollator work for everyone?
The three cues on the Parkinson rollator can be combined together in different ways and (de)activated on the go. This allows you to always have the right cue at the right moment.
Furthermore, each cue can be adjusted to perfectly fit your needs in terms of speed, intensity and duration. This way, every person living with Parkinson’s disease can use it in their own rhythm.
Take the next step!
Research shows benefits of rollator use in Parkinson’s
A recent study shows that 80% of the Parkinson’s patients who participated in the research benefited from using Rollz’s Parkinson’s walker with different cues.
Health insurance coverage
Standard walkers are not covered by health insurance in most countries, but a ‘complex walking aid’ like the Rollz Motion Rhythm often is. Always ask your health insurance company about the possibilities and covered services in your plan before purchase.