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Discover the effects of the Wheeleo. Better than words, the videos speak for themselves. Only a few minutes separate the different shots of the same patient. The comparative videos presented on this page are made with patients in rehabilitation (William Lennox Neurological Hospital, Belgium).

Only a few minutes separate the different shots of the same patient. The only instruction: "to go back and forth between these two landmarks without falling". We can therefore observe their spontaneous speed, which varies according to the mobility aid used.

This patient has had hemiplegia for 2 years. He usually walks with a classic quadripod cane. His walking speed has plateaued for a long time. There doesn't seem to be much progress possible anymore.

Using the Wheeleo changes the situation. He feels more stable and therefore allows himself to increase his walking speed: walking in 2 steps, increasing the cadence, the symmetry, the length of the steps, ...

It was therefore the quadripod cane that limited his walking speed and not his own abilities.

The Wheeleo is well adapted to his difficulties

This patient has Guillain-Barré syndrome. We can observe, on the left, with the classic quadripod cane, an important instability of the pelvis. In order to maintain her balance during the movement of the classic quadripod cane, she stops in double support. She adopts a three-step gait, which is even more pronounced during the half-turn. Her walk is jerky and slow.

On the right, with the help of the Wheeleo quadripod walking stick, she naturally and spontaneously adopts a much more fluid (less jerky) gait. Her walking parameters change to the point where she can double her walking speed, with the same level of comfort and stability (spontaneous speed).

The spontaneous increase in speed shows that the situation is more favourable with the Wheeleo cane. It has the effect of a one-handed rollator, which is much more manoeuvrable than a conventional rollator.

This patient, with hemiplegia following a stroke, still walks with many "defects/compensations": mowing, asymmetry of statics, slowness and 3-step walking.

In the video on the right, with the help of the Wheeleo cane, we can observe the disappearance of this 3-step walk. This spontaneous improvement allows him to significantly increase his walking speed as well as other parameters: statics, cadence, ...

There is still a lot to do to improve her walking. Nevertheless, the Wheeleo means that the patient no longer has to worry about suppressing her 3-step walk. She adopts a more normal gait early on. This will only have a beneficial effect (repetition, intensity, positive reinforcement).

The Wheeleo will allow him to become autonomous more quickly during his hospitalisation (return to his room on foot after physiotherapy).

In this patient, the use of a quadripod (or tripod) cane generates fatigue and imbalance more than the use of the Wheeleo cane. The varus of the foot is accentuated.

The Wheeleo cane does not yet allow him to be independent, but it does allow him to walk more like a normal person, more stable and more comfortable.

The Wheeleo is the first cane used after the use of parallel bars or the ramp.

This video shows the first steps of a "new" patient at the William Lennox Neurological Rehabilitation Centre.

This video illustrates the impact of mobility aids on walking patterns.

On the left, with a classic quadripod cane, this patient with hemiplegia spontaneously adopts a three-step walk. This allows him to always have two supports on the ground to maintain his balance.

On the right, the same patient, 2 minutes later, with the Wheeleo cane, adopts a two-step walk. Thanks to the Wheeleo, he can still maintain two supports on the ground while adopting a two-step walk, closer to normal.

A rollator/walker could have the same effect as it also provides constant support on the ground. However, this patient, paralysed in half his body, cannot easily handle a four-wheeled rollator/walker.

In this comparison, you can see the movement of this patient with severe ataxia following a head injury.

Walking with a conventional cane is as much of a problem as without one. This mobility aid does not help him.

The use of a 4-wheeled rollator/walker is a good solution (stability, all terrain, seat, ...) but it monopolises both hands in addition to being very cumbersome in small spaces.

The Wheeleo offers an intermediate aid between a rollator and a cane (or without cane). It allows him to walk as well as with a rollator by allowing him to keep one hand free to interact with the environment.

It gives just the right amount of help to keep the person stable, comfortable and walking well, while encouraging them to progress. The rollator can in some cases give too much help.

This patient walks independently with the Wheeleo indoors and uses the rollator/walking frame for outside (walking to the occupational therapy building, walking).

This patient with right hemiplegia following a stroke is already able to walk in 2 steps (he advances his cane at the same time as the opposite leg) with a classic quadripod/tripod cane.

Nevertheless, the use of the Wheeleo allows her to spontaneously improve her walking quality: increase in step length and cadence. His speed is almost doubled.

In the near future, this patient will be able to walk with a crutch as easily as with the Wheeleo because his physical abilities are still improving.

The Wheeleo will have been used to enable him to walk independently (and with good walking quality) several days (or even weeks) earlier.

The Wheeleo is a rehabilitation tool that improves the quality and speed of rehabilitation.

This comparative video illustrates the effect of the Wheeleo on the walking ability of a person with reduced mobility following a stroke.

With a tripod cane, she walks in 3 steps. This is a classic compensation for the person who wants to improve her stability.

A quadripod cane is used because it is normally more stable than a conventional single cane. Nevertheless, a cane has to be lifted with each step. It is in the air more than 50% of the time. When it is in the air, it offers no help.

The characteristic of the Wheeleo is that it allows a constant support on the ground (it does not have to be lifted with each step). In addition, it can be handled with one hand, which is essential for a hemiplegic.

The Wheeleo makes him double his speed.

Note that the quad cane seems to be the most unstable (ready to tip over) while the Wheeleo remains stable close to the patient. The Wheeleo is always in the right place.

This patient, with a combination of hemiplegia and bone trauma to the lower limb, had very significant weakness of the extensors of the left lower limb.

In order to allow the loading of this lower limb, we had to use an orthosis (KAFO - Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis) blocking his knee in extension during the stance phase.

He has little confidence in this lower limb and compensates for this weakness by leaning heavily on his walking aid.

You can observe that despite the very strong support, the Wheeleo always stays in the right place, without taking the patient to the fall. There is no need for a brake on the Wheeleo to keep it stable. You can even observe a greater instability (risk of tipping) with the classic quadripod cane.

The Wheeleo provides a smoother walk.

The Wheeleo, used here as a rehabilitation tool, facilitates movement and allows him to adopt and repeat (important for learning) a better quality of walking.

This patient has left hemiplegia with associated disorders: hemineglect, executive disorders, sensory disorders, dysarthria, etc.

After several months of rehabilitation, these associated disorders are still very troublesome. You can indeed observe that with the classic quadripod cane, he is completely disorganised. Once he takes four steps before moving the cane. Another time the cane is too far in front, too far to the side, on two feet, ... He pays so much attention to the management of his cane (on the right) that he neglects even more his left hemisphere and the environment.

The attentional load required to handle the Wheeleo is significantly lower than for a cane. Handling a conventional cane requires a high degree of coordination.

With the Wheeleo, he does not achieve autonomy but he adopts a faster, more fluid, more stable, better organised walk. The walk is more comfortable for him and for the carer.

It becomes more functional.

This patient has Guillain Barré syndrome. You can observe him with different walking aids.

The rollator works very well, giving her good speed and comfort. Unfortunately, it takes up a lot of space in her room.

The Wheeleo gives it more manoeuvrability and even greater speed than the crutch.

As his abilities improve, he will probably one day be able to walk with both a simple cane and a Wheeleo.

The Wheeleo is a transitional walking aid, between a rollator and a crutch.

When walking with a rollator is too easy...

When walking with a crutch is too difficult...

The Wheeleo is then a transitional mobility aid that stimulates balance reactions while maintaining quality walking.

Which cane gives him the most stability?

We use the patient from comparison #6 to demonstrate the stability of the Wheeleo cane compared to a conventional quadripod cane in a patient with cerebellar ataxia.

We can easily see the dysmetric movements related to the movement of the classic quadripod cane. These movements are not observed with the Wheeleo.

He can therefore use the Wheeleo to stabilise his body and walk in a more fluid, calm and comfortable way.

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The Wheeleo, with its constant support on the ground and its great manoeuvrability, is the ideal walking aid for travelling in small spaces.

The Wheeleo cane is a good alternative to a rollator, which cannot be handled with one hand and is far too bulky.

For people with reduced mobility who have a severe visual impairment, it is very difficult to use a white cane (sweeping from right to left) while manipulating a conventional cane (alternating back and forth movements with a support). The coordination of these two movements is almost impossible.

The Wheeleo, with its constant support and low need for attention to manipulate it, will be fully compatible with the scanning of a white cane.

The Wheeleo is an interesting mobility aid in cases of blindness combined with reduced mobility.

Even St Nicholas may need more suitable help than his stick. He has to lift his stick with every step. This is not ideal. He is less stable and gets much more tired.

The Wheeleo offers him better stability, a smoother and more comfortable walk.