Effective movement therapy for children with special needs
The pediatric model from RECK medical devices is the only motorized movement therapy device that fulfills the special needs of children. The MOTOmed has a narrow pedal distance of 12 cm enabling children and small adults to train in a physiological joint position. This may avoid an unnatural straining of hip and knee joints. The height adjustable foot shells can be adapted to the length of the legs for an ideal sitting position. The MOTOmed gracile12 grows along with your child.
The MOTOmed gracile12 is equipped with several safety features, such as SpasmControl and MovementProtector. This way, a safe daily movement therapy becomes possible even with physical limitations.
Besides the leg trainer, the MOTOmed gracile12 is available as a combination device for leg and arm-/upper body training. The MOTOmed arm-/upper body trainer can be swiveled in and swiveled out of the training area. The arm-/upper body training specifically strengthens the arm-, upper body-, shoulder and the auxiliary respiratory musculature.
During active training, children can make the game character MOTOmax jump and collect points. If either legs or arms are engaged equally, the MOTOmax ''jumps for joy'' and rewards children with a smile.
Usability – simple operation
Users navigate intuitively the colour display (display diagonal 5,7 inch) at the MOTOmed, because each next possible operating step is lightened in “green”. Tactile (small increased), large keys make the operation more easily. The large representation of the training information ensures a well legibility.
Large, easy feel buttons
for an easy operation.
Easily legible display.
Simple start and stop of the MOTOmed.
The next logical step is indicated in green.
Pedals can be locked in the most conveniant position.
The insertion aid function facilitates the insertion of the feet into the foot shells before the start of the training. Using a button on the operating panel, the user can move the foot shells continuously into the appropriate position.
If muscle cramp, spasticity or movement blockage (freezing) occurs during training, this function stops the pedal movement. It does not matter how the basic muscle tension changes; the MovementProtector does not remain constant, but automatically adapts to any change. As a result, it always remains optimally sensitive. This function is implemented in all MOTOmed models through a sensitive sensor system.
This function works closely with MovementProtector and can loosen and release detected spasms or cramps. The basis for the development of such a function is the following therapeutic principle: bending spasm is loosened by stretching and stretching spasm by bending. The automatic change of direction of rotation through the SpasmControl program can loosen the cramps detected by the movement protection. If a spasm occurs, the motor gently stops the crank movement. Legs and arms are relieved and the direction of rotation is switched following a brief resting period. This process is repeated until the spasm is relieved.
Similar to a bicycle with an auxiliary motor, the MOTOmed ServoCycling function supports the user in performing his active movement. The function enables the user to perform an active movement even with minimal residual muscle strength. Residual muscle strengths can be detected and built up without excessive effort.
The SymmetryTraining function unfolds its beneficial effect when it comes to specifically strengthening the weaker side. The display of the function differs depending on the model. In MOTOmed viva2, MOTOmed gracile12 and MOTOmed letto2 models, a two-scale diagram shows the users how much strength they exert with the left and the right body half. On the MOTOmed muvi as well as the MOTOmed loop edition and MOTOmed layson edition models, this function is displayed with an animated figure. Based on this graphic display, the users can target their "weaker" side of the body during training. SymmetryTraining prevents overloading of the healthy extremities.
All MOTOmed models provide the user with a variety of training feedback. Training values such as duration, distance, symmetry, total metabolic rate, tone, the average and maximum active performance as well as the active and passive training percentage can be viewed by the user on the screen both in real time during the training and as an overall evaluation after the training.