How does the Cybex Trazer® work?
The Cybex Trazer® uses an infrared optical tracking system that corresponds to a special movement-tracking device attached to the front of a belt worn by an individual.
Games or tasks are displayed on a large video monitor while virtual reality technologies measure key elements of:
- coordination and balance
- reaction time
- movement power
- optimal center of gravity
Progress and measurements are then monitored and documented in real-time.
The boundaries of where reality ends and rehabilitation begins seem to be coming closer together thanks to the new technology now available at Faith Regional Rehabilitation Therapies.
The computer-based Cybex Trazer® system combines the training effectiveness of a flight simulator and the challenge of a video game while offering patients entertaining as well as challenging rehabilitation therapy.
In use with more traditional forms of therapy, the equipment is beneficial for a wide range of patients from athletes recovering from an ACL or sprained ankle injury to elderly individuals who have suffered a stroke or need to regain balance skills.
Individuals, who can follow simple instructions and have at least partial mobility, can achieve a wide array of goals.
Therapy programs using the new equipment can foster improvements in a variety of areas including:
- cardiovascular and aerobic endurance
- spatial awareness
- reaction time
The Trazer® can be incorporated into a patient’s plan of care to enhance and improve the rehabilitation process. It is one more avenue for Rehabilitation Therapies to continue to provide therapy at the highest possible level.
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