Motorized Bicycle Exercise Trainer (MBET)
Application: In-home device to induce cycling motion in patients who have little or no motor control of their legs - increasing muscle mass and decreasing hyperreflexia
This wheelchair compatible device is for involuntarily inducing a cycling motion in the user so that the legs are passively cycled to produce alternating stretch reflexes of the leg muscles. Applications are available for paraplegic or quadriplegic, MS or other fatigue and weakness-inducing diseases.
The key feature of this invention is the motor, which controls the very slow rotation of the pedals. The passive cycling motion induces alternating stretch reflexes in the flexor and extensor muscles of both legs. Such passive exercise can prevent muscle atrophy and decrease hyperreflexia.
Patent Status: U.S. Patent #6,755,768
Available for Exclusive Licensing
Mr. Christopher Fasel
Associate Director or Licensing
UAMS BioVentures - TLO
Medical School - Teaching Hospital - Research InstitutionView profile
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