FIT-WHEEL Presentation at Animus Rehabilitation and Recovery Center: A Milestone in Wheelchair User Rehabilitation

In a collaborative effort aimed at revolutionizing rehabilitation practices, POLYTECH S.A. and BIOMECHANICAL SOLUTIONS-BME conducted a landmark presentation of FIT-WHEEL at the ANIMUS Rehabilitation and Recovery Center, situated just outside Larissa city.

FIT-WHEEL, an innovative and user-friendly exercise system personalized for chronic wheelchair users, garnered significant attention during the presentation. Key benefits of FIT-WHEEL were elucidated and analyzed, including:

  • Personalized adaptation to any wheelchair available in the market, facilitating tailored rehabilitation processes.
  • Functionality that extends beyond clinical settings, enabling individuals to continue their rehabilitation journey in the comfort of their own homes.
  • Integration of intelligent features, such as real-time exergaming and individual feedback via a smartphone/tablet application, enhancing user engagement and progress tracking.
  • Emphasis on eccentric exercise, offering unique advantages over conventional training methods.
  • Utilization of novel and cost-effective pneumatic resistance technology for upper limb exercises.

The anticipated adoption of FIT-WHEEL by the medical community is poised to have a multifaceted impact on both the economy and society at large. By preserving mobility and physical fitness among wheelchair users, FIT-WHEEL holds the potential to mitigate social isolation and significantly improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

During the presentation, ANIMUS operators and trainers shared information about FIT-WHEEL with their patients, who eagerly provided feedback through a questionnaire. Their responses underscored the potential benefits of FIT-WHEEL and highlighted its anticipated usefulness and functionality in their rehabilitation journeys.

The presentation of FIT-WHEEL at the ANIMUS Rehabilitation and Recovery Center marks a significant step forward in the quest to enhance rehabilitation practices and improve the overall well-being of wheelchair users. With its innovative features and personalized approach, FIT-WHEEL is poised to make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals undergoing rehabilitation.

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