Source: PR Web
Aretech announced today it will be selling its product line directly to customers, including the ZeroG Gait and Balance System. ZeroG was developed by Joe Hidler, PhD in collaboration with team of physical therapists and scientists worldwide, and is currently being used in centers in the United States and Canada.
“As the inventor of ZeroG, it is so humbling to see the technology I conjured up on the back of a cocktail napkin back in 2004 now being used by the leading rehabilitation centers in the United States and Canada. Well over 1,000 patients have used ZeroG during their rehabilitation and nothing brings me more satisfaction than hearing about how much they loved using the system,” said Dr. Joe Hidler, CEO of Aretech.
Aretech’s ZeroG Gait and Balance Training System, which is listed with the Food and Drug Administration, is one of the most advanced rehabilitation systems in the world. Using a patented robotic technology, ZeroG provides patients body-weight support as they practice walking, balance activities, and other Activities of Daily Living. The system monitors important information about the patient at more than 1,000 times per second, so that if a fall is detected, ZeroG can safely catch them.
And because the body-weight support system is mounted to a motorized trolley that rides on a customized overhead track, there are no barriers between the therapist and the patient. This truly encourages patient-therapist interaction. With a press of a button on a touchscreen computer or on an Apple iPad or iPod Touch, therapists can adjust the amount of body-weight support, patient fall distance, and safe walking speed in order to modulate the intensity and complexity of each training session.