• Gail Richards

What do Vestibular Therapy & Car Vending Machines Have in Common?

In 2022 we take automation for granted. From car vending machines to smart soda fountains we have come to expect technology and automation in our daily lives, even when we don’t really need them.

However, in 2022, the standard of care for treating balance disorders typically involves in-clinic and at-home exercises and strategies that include the use of balance boards, exercise balls, platform swings, tai chi, and other approaches requiring active physical effort from the patient. These manual strategies are effective for challenging and improving balance; however, have inherent undesirable, uncontrollable, and unavoidable variables that limit efficacy.

Without automation, it is difficult if not impossible, to replicate or control the intensity of stimulation and challenge of therapy, or to accurately measure and control the level of active physical effort of the patient.

More critically, in many cases manual vestibular therapy strategies may not be safe, appropriate, or even possible for millions of non-ambulatory, frail, obese, or low-functioning individuals to engage in, leaving millions of people without access to balance treatment.

GyroStim overcomes these challenges and limitations through automation in a safe controlled environment that ensures safety, repeatability, and precision. Automation effectively harnesses motion, which is one of the most important, yet most difficult components of balance treatment to control.

For greater detail and citations, we hope you will visit this page on our website: http://www.gyrostim.com/automation

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