These application included:
Secure access even with crutches and out of a wheelchair
You know the situation: Some of your patients come on crutches or in wheelchairs to their therapy. The fi rst diffi culty will follow immediately when your patients access the treadmill their grip is transferred from the walking aids to the handrail. Wheelchair users need a way to support themselves on the handrail when getting up from the wheelchair. The h/p/cosmos system for rehabilitation has a low entry height and long handrails that extend to the end of the walking surface. Patients with an impaired ability to walk can mount the treadmill more safely. A professional wheelchair ramp is optionally available as an accessory which allows comfortable access onto the running surface for most types of wheelchairs.
The h/p/cosmos mercury® med treadmill system comes with a running surface of L: 150cm (59.05“) x W: 50cm (19.68“) which meets the standards for many applications. For special demands larger deck size models like the h/p/cosmos quasar® med, the high performance h/p/cosmos pulsar® 3p or the oversize range h/p/cosmos venus® and h/p/cosmos saturn® with a deck size of up to L: 450cm x W: 300cm are available. Custom-made models designed for higher body weights and for special applications are manufactured by h/p/cosmos.
Early start of therapy with body weight support
The course of therapy should start as early as possible and should be enjoyable for both the patient and the therapist. Therefore, body weight support of the patient is necessary in many cases. The patented and individually adjustable h/p/cosmos arm supports allow for this type of weight support and give both stability and safety.
Supporting the elbows on the fi rm but cushioned and U-shaped arm support and additionally holding the two ergonomic hand grips has tremendous positive impact on the comfort of the patient. It psychologically boosts the motivation to walk with fewer worries of stumbling or fear of failure and pain. Thus, the results of therapy can be improved signifi cantly! The arm support is also frequently used for stroke patients or seniors without the need of un-weighting.
The additional keyboard and additional stop button give both therapist and patient control at all times. Even if the therapist moves the additional keyboard down to the unning deck to assist the patient, the patient still has access to the additional stop button in the hand grip and can stop the treadmill without leaving the safety of the arm support. As soon as the progress of therapy allows, you can simply fold away the arm support and continue to use the system as a „normal“ treadmill without restriction.
Physiological gait training even with obese patients
The correct therapy treadmill must be able to start at very low speeds for obese patients as they can often only walk very slowly. Likewise patients with limited walking ability also need a slow and smooth start without any juddering. The h/p/cosmos mercury® med treadmill is approved for patients weighing up to 200 kg (440 lbs, higher weight possible on request) and the powerful 3.3 kW (4.5 HP) drive motor allows a slow, patient-friendly start at speeds from 0.1 km/h. So all your patients can start their therapy slowly and more safely. Max. weight load on arm support is 140 kg (280 lbs).
Simple operation and control for both patient and therapist
Adjusting the speed and elevation or an immediate stop: both the therapist and patient need access to these functions at all times. The operation of the h/p/cosmos mercury® med is simple: it begins with start and with stop the treadmill stops, two buttons for speed (+ and -) and two more for elevation. This operation is clear for the therapist and the patient. The necessary safety for successful and stressless therapy.
More freedom of therapy by flexible control options
During therapy the therapist often needs to guide the patient’s legs to optimise their movement. In doing so there is no access to the UserTerminal (control panel with keyboard and display) on the handrail. The additional keyboard can be mounted on the arm support for the patient, or either on the left or right of the motor hood. Even when the therapist is working with the patient’s legs in an ergonomic position, he can control the treadmill start, stop, speed and elevation functions. An additional stop button is incorporated in the hand grip for the patient.
Downhill to success: optimal fall prevention through eccentric training
Walking downhill is often a diffi cult exercise for many patients and is frequently avoided. This can lead to accidents later on through lack of practice. Therefore practicing walking downhill in a safer therapeutic environment and utilizing modern accessories is a useful tool for fall prevention. The reverse belt rotation function allows your patients to practice their downhill walking in a convenient and supervised environment. Eccentric training causes an intense training stimulus. At the same time the demands on the cardiovascular system are not so high compared to walking uphill.
For those patients who have a weakness of the dorsifl exors, steep downhill training allows smoother walking and therefore effective training because the forefoot doesn’t need to be lifted. Downhill walking widens the scope of applications and therapies for various other indications and goals.
Traceable results of treatment through fast documentation
The results of the treatment course should be well documented. This is not just important for patients and families, but also for the participating doctors and insurance companies. Good documentation must be readily available and easy to interpret.
As soon as the therapy session has finished and the stop button is pressed the h/p/cosmos satellite print, which is connected directly to the treadmill, prints the complete documentation. This allows easy and quick to understand documentation of treatment progress without signifi cant expenditure of time. All relevant exercise results and data such as duration, speed, elevation, distance, heart rate, fi tness index, date, time and even treadmill serial number for traceability are included in the printout, even without using any PC or software. Just write the patient’s name and remarks by hand.