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FAQs

Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions
about using, finding, and purchasing a GyroStim system.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is GyroStim?

  • GyroStim is a computer-controlled, interactive, multi-axis rotational chair. GyroStim systems are currently located in the US and 8 other countries around the world in clinics, sports training centers, research labs, military facilities, and universities.

 

Is GyroStim FDA approved? 

  • GyroStim is FDA cleared for treatment of balance and vestibular disorders. Additionally, the FDA has designated the GyroStim as a Breakthrough Medical Device. https://www.gyrostim.com/fdaconform

What is GyroStim used for?

  • GyroStim is used to provide safe, controlled, and powerful challenge and exercise to the vestibular, visuomotor, and sensorimotor systems.

Where can I find a GyroStim?

  • GyroStim is used in eight countries around the world. You can download a list of locations open to the public for treatment or athletic training from this link: http://www.gyrostim.com/locations

How much does it cost to purchase a GyroStim?

  • You'll find detailed information about purchasing a GyroStim via our Purchasing Resources http://www.gyrostim.com/purchase page including: installation requirements, owner testimonials, an ROI calculator, important planning considerations, financing, FAQs and more.

Does GyroStim software have pre-programmed profiles?

  • Yes. GyroStim software has a library of many profiles that are named, arranged, and categorized with intuitive nomenclature. The profiles in the library exercise the full range of GyroStim's capabilities.

 

Which famous athletes have used GyroStim?

  • Professional, Olympic, and elite athletes representing dozens of sports from around the world have used GyroStim. Visit this link to view a list and hear what they have to say about GyroStim: http://www.gyrostim.com/athleteroster

Who can use GyroStim?

  • Individuals up to 400 lbs, from all walks of life, 18 years and older, and all abilities may be appropriate for GyroStim.

How fast/slow can GyroStim go?

  • The GyroStim can go as slowly as one revolution per minute, and, in one axis only if desired. The GyroStim can rotate up to 30 revolutions per minute. This high level of intensity is typically used in athletic performance training.

How else can the GyroStim be used?

  • GyroStim can provide a broad spectrum of individualized and targeted challenges, for example, hitting targets with the non-dominant hand, selective inhibition strategies, working memory and long term memory challenges, math exercises, and many more.

Is GyroStim customizable?

  • Yes. GyroStim software has a page that allows clinicians to develop, edit, save, and run an unlimited number of profiles of their own creation. The custom-made profiles can then be organized for quick and easy search and selection.

Will people with motion sensitivity become sick while using GyroStim?

  • NO - not when used in a data-driven methodical approach. GyroStim's incrementally advancing motion profiles have been shown to reduce and eliminate motion sickness.

 

How much does GyroStim treatment cost? Is treatment covered by insurance?

  • Each GyroStim location is independently owned and operated with distinct service offerings, pricing, and payment options. Some locations do accept insurance.

 

 

  • This will allow you to explore your options and speak directly to clinicians who are a good fit for you and your situation.

What are the laser pointers for?

  • The laser pointers, and laser targets, are an integral part of the interactive component of the GyroStim and can be used in a wide variety of ways. They provide powerful training and a quantifiable measure for visuomotor and sensorimotor capabilities, along with situational and spatial awareness training.

 

Do you have to hit targets in a certain order?

  • That depends on the strategy intended for the individual. In one strategy, you might be instructed to hit the targets in any order. In another strategy, you might be instructed to hit only blue or only red targets. In a more challenging strategy, you might be instructed to memorize and hit targets in a sequence of blue, red, odd, even. The possibilities for individualized challenges are virtually endless.

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