Gait impairment relief and fall prevention
We offer a technology, GaitAidTM, that helps patients with walking abnormalities. It makes walking safer by preventing tripping and ankle twists. And it reduces the strain from walking with shuffling feet, making every step easier.
The solutions are valuable for many patient groups: from the early mobilization of stroke patients in hospitals to rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis and in the everyday life for large patient groups such as in Parkinson’s Disease.
Technology based on friction control
Improved mobility for foot drop patients
Foot drop patients can benefit in all phases of the underlying disease. From earlier and more effective mobilization over efficient rehabilitation to improved activities of daily living. Even in cases of severe foot drop, many patients can drag their feet and can therefore self-mobilize with or without other aids such as rollator. Achieving autonomy in basic functions quickly generate motivation for rehabilitation and exercise.
When getting back in job and to normal life with residual symptoms, the possibility of safer shoes will be a relief to many whether as an add-on to a brace or a stimulator – or if the fatigue induced foot drop otherwise makes prolonged walking impossible.
Many foot drop patients are relatively young and still active on the labor market. An easier and safer gait can help these patients re-establish their work life.
Quality of life improvement for patients is mirrored in an economic benefit to society.
Avoid falls due to tripping
Patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease or complications related to diabetes have trouble with their gait and are prone to tripping and falling. The same goes for many elderlies who are weakened due to loss of muscle mass and reaction speed.
Aside from being painful and very often leading to other injuries, falling is stigmatizing. It will frequently cause patients to reduce activities and stay in their homes. Our low friction technology can remove the fear of going out and help patients stay socially active and independent.
Relieve ankle instability
A new possibility to help
Spraino offers orthotists a new aid to help patients. Either as a standalone solution or in combination with braces or stimulators. As an orthotist you can help new patients from early rehabilitation, and you can help existing patients who are looking for better help to avoid agonizing falls.
GaitAidTM will help physiotherapists and doctors mobilize patients faster. Progress through rehabilitation ensures that patients stay motivated, while you will be able to save treatment costs and secure a faster discharge of the patient. Ensuring a faster and easier mobilization enables training of more advanced activities earlier. Using GaitAidTM during rehabilitation thus bridges the return to normal life. In care settings, reducing falls is both cost-effective and a relief for all: residents, relatives and caregivers.
Retrofitting GaitAidTM to patient footwear
GaitAidTM fits most medical footwear. It is applied in minutes by orthotists or orthopaedic technicians. If you do not have one at hand, we can help you identify someone with the right skill set.
Spraino provides tools, video tutorials and intuitive manuals, offering you an easy way to help your patients get a better life.
I Feel Safer with GaitAidTM
A long time diabetic, Jens Carl Sørensen developed neuropathy in his legs in recent years. Besides pains, walking has become more insecure and troublesome. Two months ago, Jens Carl acquired a pair of shoes fitted with GaitAidTM and immediately started feeling safer when walking.