October 24, 2011

A laser attached to a walker helps patients find their stride


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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