The Second Step Gait Harness has more locations and improved design for manual support by the therapists to patient. It is well padded and covers a much larger area of the body at its interface to provide greater comfort during major mechanical support. It has the potential of use for static postural support through static stabilizers. The therapists report that this device is useful in gait training, passive standing support, and for transfer activities for wheelchair bound patients. The advantages of this device over other belts most commonly used by therapists are: improve the comfort of the patient or resident, improve the safety for the resident, improve the security of body positioning by passive or active support, help the therapists manipulate the patient better, make the resident feel secure, and provided the therapists with the ability to maintain their patient or residents upright posture with manual support for the resident.
Dr. Loren L. Latta, Ph.D., P.E. University of Miami
Sep 16, 2019 | Researcher Testimonials