It is important to get patients up and walking. This basic activity overcomes circulation problems, disuse atrophy, stimulates neural pathways, and plays a role in the psychology of a patient’s sense of independence.
The Biodex Mobility Assist™ is a motorized stand-assist device that brings patients from a seated to standing position with the protection of a safety harness. As the patient stands using correct biomechanics, their center of gravity remains within the support of the device.
Once standing, the patient has controlled body weight and standing balance and can initiate ambulation. If they can move their legs, they can walk with the Mobility Assist. From bedside or wheelchair to anywhere in the clinic or hospital setting – even outside to enjoy good weather in the courtyard – the Mobility Assist will mobilize patients who have difficulty rising from a seated to standing position.
Safe Patient Handling
The healthcare industry is beginning to accept the reality that manually lifting patients is a high-risk activity for both healthcare worker and patient. Research supports using equipment for not only safety, but faster patient recovery.
While essential to invest in equipment and training to prevent patient falls, it is equally important to protect therapists, rehabilitation nurses, caregivers and visiting family from injury when trying to lift or support a patient.
Currently eleven states have enacted “Safe Patient Handling” laws that improve safety for both patient and healthcare provider. Powered lift-assist devices promote rehabilitation and facilitate functional recovery – while maintaining safe conditions.