October 24th, 2011

A laser attached to a walker helps patients find their stride

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People with Parkinson’s disease often have muscle control problems that make it difficult to put one foot in front of the other. Now, researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed a device to give some patients the ability to walk again. “The Mobilaser is a device which can be attached to any rolling walker or any cane,” explained Mayo Clinic neurologist Dr. Jay A. Van Gerpen. “It provides a visual cue for patients who have gait difficulties, namely difficulties with gait freezing and/or severe stride reduction.”

KENS 5 (San Antonio), 10/24/11

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