This specific arrangement and combination of axes of rotation provides powerful and complex vestibular stimulation. It efficiently and effectively delivers a broad spectrum of angular velocities and angular accelerations to stimulate and challenge the vestibular system.
GyroStim holds a patent for interactive targeting while inside a rotating chair.
GyroStim’s rotating chair is surrounded by an arrangement of repositionable laser detecting targets, for which there are many possible configurations and applications of use. The practitioner may ask the subject to hold a laser pointer in their dominant or non-dominant hand, or in both hands. While in motion, the subject may be asked to hit as many targets as possible with the laser beam, providing excellent visual-vestibular stimulation, sensorimotor and spatial awareness exercises, and mental acuity challenges --- all at the same time.
The targets reward the subject with visual and audible cues when hit. Also, the targets communicate the hit data to the GyroStim computer and software, informing the practitioner of the number of hits and hits per minute. This data, compiled with qualitative data, helps the practitioner provide individualized and optimized sessions for each subject. The practitioner can include additional strategies that add cognitive and physical challenge, further enhancing the effectiveness of the training.
Today, every new GyroStim system has over a decade of experience and safety built in. One of the strongest indications of GyroStim safety is that after millions of spins in locations around the world, rotating thousands of people from all walks of life, there have been ZERO reports of injury as a result of device malfunction.
Providing vestibular stimulation to large and heavy subjects can create safety hazards for practitioners, too. GyroStim reduces these hazards, making it safe and practical for any size practitioner to provide services for large and heavy subjects.
The drive systems are fully enclosed and maintenance free. There are no chains to lubricate, cables to adjust or electronic devices to calibrate. Daily wipe down of the chair, visual inspections, and a test run before first use each day are recommended.