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Wheeleo V2: Increased range of mobility

Wheeleo V2: Increased range of mobility

It was expected for a while... The new Wheeleo V2 is now available!

The Wheeleo has passed a milestone!

The  Wheeleo  is no longer just a revalidation solution but also a help for all people with walking difficulties. Whatever the origin of the difficulties (accident, ageing, pre/post-operation,...), the Wheeleo helps the user in his daily life.

The most important improvement is undoubtedly the size of the wheels (100mm)!

Over time and with accumulated experience, we have seen uses in an increasingly diverse range of settings that go well beyond post-stroke recovery.

This is why we wanted to give it a greater rolling and crossing capacity. Its larger wheels make it even easier to walk over uneven ground. This increases its range of application and gives the user greater autonomy.

 

How bigger wheels of a walking aid improves walking

 

A lot of work has been done on the quality of its components but also on its assembly. We are very proud to be able to count on ENTRA, a work adapted work company, with which we have been working since day one.

 

Wheeleo V2 is a new generation of walking devices

 

We're not going to stop there. In the coming months, we are planning accessories that will further improve the comfort of its users. Do not hesitate to share with us which accessories would be very useful to you!

But first things first, today we are very happy to be able to offer you a "Made in Belgium" product.

Take advantage of the Wheeleo V2 to get you moving, reduce the risk of falling and above all gain more autonomy! There is certainly a dealer near you!  

Do you use the Wheeleo at home? Share your experience!

Scientific publication: Wheeleo increases up to 50% of walking speed

Scientific publication: Wheeleo increases up to 50% of walking speed

InnoRehab is pleased to present its first published scientific article. It concerns the effects of Wheeleo on the walking parameters of the hemiparetic person. The results of the study are published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine by Professor Th. Deltombe. The experiment was carried out by the physiotherapy departments of the Centre Hospitalier Neurologique William Lennox and the CHU UCL Namur.

This is the first time that the effects observed when using the Wheeleo have been scientifically objectified. This is certainly a first step because we do not intend to stop there, and other studies are being published or are just waiting to start.

Below is a summary of the test protocol and results.

Summary of the test protocol :

32 people with hemiplegia (paralysis of half their body) performed three different walking tests: a 10-metre spontaneous speed walking test, a 10-metre fast speed walking test and a 6-minute walking test. These three walking tests were performed twice each: once with a conventional quadripod cane (4-foot cane) and a second time with a Wheeleo. Several walking parameters were measured: walking speed, cadence, energy expenditure, type of walking (2-stroke or 3-stroke) and unbalance. The aim of the study was to identify changes in these parameters depending on the cane used.

Results :

10MWT (10MWT) walking test at spontaneous speed

  • + 22 % speed
  • - 19% time to cover the 10 meters
  • + 19% of the rate
  • + 22% of subjects who adopt a two-step walk
  • The order of passage has no impact

 

10-metre walk test at high speed

 

6 minute walk test (6MWT)

  • + 50 % speed for the 6-minute test
  • + 49% increase in the distance travelled in 6 minutes

 

The measured energy expenditure is not improved.

The number of contacts between the therapist and the patient (to recover an imbalance) is not significantly different. The Wheeleo therefore does not cause more imbalance despite a higher speed.

Patient satisfaction is significantly higher with the Wheeleo.
 
+ more info on the Wheeleo : www.wheeleo.be

The article is available free of charge on the publisher's website: https: //www.medicaljournals.se/jrm/content/abstract/10.2340/16501977-2705.

Download the article directly: Deltombe 2020

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