A young Israeli-based company develops a new technology for rehabilitation following stroke and other neurological diseases and Injuries. The device”Just Walk”, offers a viable cost-effective solution for hospitalized and “Home Use” patients who suffer from Neurological Disorders.
Following a neurological injury or disease, most of the patients experience upper limb impairment and over half of the patients struggle with difficulties to walk. Clinical researches have shown that neurological patients have the potential to recover limb function by performing repetitive, intense functionally based therapy. Such continual repetitive therapy is generally performed manually with a therapist at the clinic or Rehab hospital but without alternative solution for home users.
Salute’s technology (patent pending) designed especially for the “Home Use Patient” is intuitive and user friendly for neurological disorders and elderly patients. Salute’s device applies an adjustable linear resistive force throughout the full swing of the limb. This linear force increases the proprioceptive feedback to the spinal cord and brain. Limb muscles receive an augmented signal resulting in a rapid improvement in the limb’s movement.
Salute’s product can cover the entire continuum of rehabilitative care, starting at the inpatient hospital unit, progressing to the outpatient clinic and continuing at the patient’s home. Salute’s product can be ﬁtted to all patient sizes and support both upper and lower extremities.
Salute has conducted multiple case studies in Israel and started a clinical trial with 25 stroke survivors. Preliminary data demonstrate signiﬁcant improvement.