Bertec Balance Advantage™ Exoskeleton
Employing Virtual Reality to Improve Balance
The Bertec Balance Advantage™ is a computerized dynamic posturography system that treats various balance and mobility tasks and evaluates how well a patient is utilizing his or her sensory and motor systems. This information helps to determine the cause of the balance impairment and guides the clinician in formulating the best treatment plan.surfaces.
How does the Bertec Balance Advantage™ Work?
In addition to assessing sensory and motor impairments, the system also provides interactive, functional retraining exercises. The new technology of the Bertec Balance Advantage™ system incorporates immersive virtual reality to simulate real world environments which can be modified to patients’ specific needs. Using visual biofeedback combined with sensitive, real-time monitoring of movement, therapists help patients more quickly achieve greater balance control.
What are the benefits of using the Bertec Balance Advantage™?
This technology helps the clinician to differentiate between specific sensory and motor impairments by providing objective evidence needed for effective clinical decisions. The immersive virtual reality helps train individuals, using specific protocols, to address their impairments and improve clinical outcomes.
Individuals who may benefit from the Bertec Balance Advantage™ include those with:
• Inner-ear infection (labyrinthitis)
• Acute vertigo caused by head trauma or whiplash
• Chronic vertigo resulting from chemical or drug toxicity
• Acoustic neuromas
• Age-related balance dysfunction, or dizziness
• Visual-motor sensitivity
Make an Appointment
If you would like to make an appointment to visit the Tellabs Neurorehabilitation and Neuroplasticity Center, please call (630) 909-7150.
To make an appointment with a Marianjoy Medical Group Physician, please call 630-909-7000.