From a bed back to life… the most effective rehabilitation process.
Stroke presents a major global public health challenge, with 5.5 million people dying from stroke each year (WHO 2003) and many more living with chronic disability (Wolfe 2000).
Early rehabilitation is described as an important feature of stroke unit care (Langhorne 1998), but patients are restricted to bed for some days (Diserens 2006) before mobilization is allowed.
Very early mobilization has been recently recommended in a number of acute stroke clinical guidelines (Adams 2003; NSF 2007).
We believe that early and more intensive exercise therapy can have a powerful effect on outcome.
But get the patient out of the bed immediately after the stroke event can be unsafe! With BTS ANYMOV the hospital bed becomes a robot for patient focused mobilization, performing the motor therapy directly in the hospital bed, as the first rehabilitation stage following a stroke or a traumatic brain injury event. Almost all the patients in post-stroke or post- traumatic brain injury condition show mobility deficits. Mobilization during the acute phase represents a key factor for a successful rehabilitation.