Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 2, 2010
GaitAid (http://medigait.com/index.html) is a new training device designed to aid those with neurological conditions. Without medication or surgery, MediGait has put onto the market a revolutionary device that aids in gait training. MediGait is proud to announce that it has received its first report of the device being used for an entire year.
The device acts as a virtual walker, and contains a set of virtual reality goggles and headphones that are used for training. Users can train in any environment and with audio and visual feedback the user will experience a dramatic boost in confidence.
A 70-year old woman who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease found the device to be the perfect staple to her training regimen. Her husband, who is also her caregiver, provided a testimony of their experience with the GaitAid (http://www.medigait.com/pdtestimonials.html): "After some research and reading testimonials, we talked to a representative, acquired the device, and started a training program. It takes us about one minute to put the device on and be ready to train. We started training 20 minutes twice daily every day, unless Jeanne was having an off day. We immediately saw positive results, within 2 weeks a noted improvement, and after 3 months the Shuffling and freezups were almost non-existent, except sometimes in crowds."
MediGait was founded by Professor Yoram Baram, an MIT graduate and computer science professor at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Professor Baram also serves as the Roy Matas/Winnipeg Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the school.
The inspiration for the GaitAid came to Dr. Baram when designing a navigation mechanism for NASA for low-flying helicopters. He applied the same method of thought to the medical device: the idea that optical images help an observer navigate, stabilize and pace movement in space.
For more information about the GaitAid (http://medigait.com/index.html) and how it can aid those who have neurological conditions, please contact Audrey Holmes-Baram at 888-777-9906 or support(at)medigait(dot)com.