Rollz Motion Rhythm - Parkinson's Rollator

The Rollz Motion Rhythm Parkinson rollator supports the start of a rhythmic walking pattern with three cues to get out of a freeze moment.

Rollz Motion Rhythm - Parkinson's Rollator

The Rollz Motion Rhythm Parkinson rollator supports the start of a rhythmic walking pattern with three cues to get out of a freeze moment.

This Parkinson-rollator is a specialised version of the Rollz Motion rollator, which is appreciated by people with Parkinson’s.

This rollator is developed for people with a disturbed walking gait. This occurs by the Parkinson’s disease. Also people with MS or who’ve had a stroke can have a disturbed walking gait. In these situations the rhythmic cues given by this rollator can stimulate a regular walking gait.

The Rollz Motion Rhythm features: 

  • Laser line on the ground to step out of a freeze
  • Stay in the walking rhythm with the metronome
  • The vibration in the handlebar make you feel the walking rhythm
  • Walk tall and steadily between the ergonomic hand grips that are adjustable in height
  • The Rollz Motion Rhythm is easily foldable into a compact package that fits in almost any car
  • The large rear wheels with soft tyres and foam handles ensure a comfortable walk
  • Light steering and easy motion with the maneuverable front wheels
  • Cross doorsteps and kerbs easily with the kerb assistant
  • Innovative drum brakes, suitable to wet and dry conditions

Some people can benefit from the laserline, where others get out of their freezing moments by hearing the rhythm or feeling the stimulus in the handlebars. That’s why the stimuli are individually adjustable. What works best may vary from patient to patient. With a push on the button in the handlebar the rhythmic pattern starts. The laser line on the ground in front of the feet, the vibration in the handlebars and the rhythmic tones can be set individually.

 

 

The walking pace can be adjusted via the module on the walker. The indicated pace can be slightly increased by pressing the plus-button to walk faster. Or make movements run smoother by pressing the minus button. The three cues can be combined with each other or can be used separately.

There is also a supporting app which can be set up with your therapist. The therapist can personalise the walking pattern via the app and adjust it if necessary. For example, by determining the starting frequency in steps per minute. The therapist can also set a suitable rhythm. Depending on how the patient responds to the external cues, a rhythmic pattern of 8, 16 or 32 cues can be set or a continuous rhythm. The app works on both Android and iOS smartphones.

Effect of the three cues

 

Diagram showing the Parkinson study results in using sound cues90% of the participants in the study indicated that they benefited from the sound signal and almost half experienced a positive effect from the vibrations. Both cues indicate the walking rhythm and help the user to stay in the personally set walking rhythm.

The laser line does not appear to be of added value for every Parkinson’s patient, but it can help to get moving from a standstill.

“Which cue works best in supporting the gait pattern in Parkinson’s patients differs from person to person and depends on the severity of the disease. Because the Rollz Motion Rhythm has three types of cues, the frequency and intensity of which can be set via the accompanying app, the Rollz Motion Rhythm can offer help to a large group of patients: 80% of the participants indicated that they would benefit from the use of the Rollz Motion Rhythm”, the research shows.

The study included Parkinson’s patients who use a walker in daily life. Using the Rollz Motion Rhythm, these participants had to complete an obstacle course two times (including bends, narrowings, a slalom, and coming to a stop and walking away again). Various measurements have been made to map the effect of the cues.

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