rollz motion rhythm
rollator with visual and tactile aids
This rollator is meant for people living with specific neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s. Multiple stimuli are available to help the user take the first step, make subsequent steps, or maintain a walking rhythm.
The stability of the Rollz Motion Rhythm prevents falls that can occur due to balance problems. In addition, the cues it generates help overcome freezing or festinating gait patterns. A projected laser line helps to trigger the user to break a freeze. A metronome or the repeating vibration in the handles can further help to set the walking pace.
Multiple cues to break a freeze
A green laserline is projected onto the ground to stimulate breaking a freeze and improve the stride's length and walking speed.
A metronome signals the preferred step frequency. The acoustic rhythm contributes to regulating the walking speed.
Handles vibrate at the rhythm of the pace. A big advantage of this tactile cue is that it is not noticeable to surrounding people.
Keep on walking
Used in rehabilitation programs
This versatile rollator can be used by physiotherapists and other professionals supporting patients rehabilitating from neurological or mobility-impacting injuries. This includes people who have been in a coma, people living with Multiple Sclerosis, or other neurological conditions that require extra support in order to (re-learn how to) walk.
Easy to set and activate by yourself or with your practitioner
The Rollz Motion Rhythm is based on the same chassis as the Rollz Motion, to which an electronic module has been added to provide visual, sound and tactile stimuli.
The signals from this Parkinson's walker are triggered by pressing one of the buttons on the handles. Your practitioner can help you choose the combination of signals, frequency, duration and intensity to suit your specific situation.
Regain your rhythm at the push of a button
Empowering Health Care Professionals
Mobility equipment, such as rollators, which play a vital role in enhancing the quality of life and independence for individuals with mobility challenges. By keeping pace with innovation, healthcare professionals can provide their patients or clients with the most effective and suitable solutions available.
Embracing innovative mobility aids also presents an opportunity for professional growth and elevates the level of care you provide. Additionally, utilising advanced mobility aids demonstrates your commitment to providing top-notch care.
This overview focuses on scientific evidence for the use of rollators in Parkinson’s disease, as well as background information about the development and functioning of the Rollz Motion Rhythm.
Overcoming freezing of gait
Cues are meant to alert and trigger into an action
Parkinson's patients can experience sudden, short, and temporary episodes of inability to move the feet forward, despite the intention to walk. This could result in the characteristic appearance of the feet making quick stepping movements in place. A trigger or cue can overcome this.
No Parkinson’s patient is alike, so how could one rollator walker work for everyone?
The three cues on the Parkinson rollator walker can be combined in different ways and (de)activated on the go. This allows you to always have the right cue at the right moment.
Furthermore, each cue can be adjusted to perfectly fit your needs in terms of speed, intensity, and duration. This way, every person living with Parkinson’s disease can use it in their own rhythm.
Helps preventing habituation
The cues can be personalized even more with the Rollz app. Some Parkinson’s patients might stop responding to the same repeating cues due to prolonged exposure to those stimuli.
As a countermeasure, the metronome’s tone height and cue activation can be mixed in the app to create a random pattern. The variation and unpredictability prevent habituation.
The app for the Parkinson rollator walker is available for free on Android and iOS and is very easy to use.