4 Recommended exercise equipments to improve muscular endurance and cognitive as you age
As you get older, it's natural to experience creaky joints, stiff muscles, and aches and pains. However, neglecting to maintain muscular endurance—your muscles' ability to perform repeated contractions against a resistance for an extended period—could spell trouble for your golden years. Fortunately, muscular endurance exercises can help fix bad posture, improve stability, enhance your muscles' aerobic capacity, and maintain your ability to carry out daily activities, according to ACE Fitness.
1. Dream’s Bike (SBT-110)
This is manually-operated rehabilitation exerciser for seniors. Lower limb muscle strength training and memory training are available for the elderly. Upper limb training and cognitive are available using motion recognition sensor.
Exercise muscle strength improvement for lower limb
Driving on Virtual street
Delay and prevention of dementia
Indoor exercise with safe
Driving direction control by handle
Driving time, distance, speed, screen enlargement function
Endurance training by speed control • Cognitive training(with lower limb exercise)
Remote controlled system
I visited a day care center in Seoul in December 2022 to test this dream bike exercise machine. Throughout the conversation, seniors like to use this bike exercise machine especially seniors can enjoy cycling at their home town's seaside or park by using google earth programme. This is very good endurance training according to user's pace from 2km per hour and increase it gradually.
For cognitive training plus physical exercise component, there are many instructions given to the users. For example, the machine asked user to turn right at the junction or stop due to red traffic light and etc.
Basic : Computer, TV monitor, Monitor stand frame, Bike, ZigBee module
Option : Motion detection sensor, Cognitive Training game program
1. Whole Body Trainer
It is possible to do whole body exercise, assessment of balance ability, cognitive training, training to delay dementia by means of footplate sensors and motion recognition sensor.
Target user: Seniors with old ages and rehabilitation patients
Whole body Motion & Balance Training
Cognitive rehab. Training
Neuro-guided & Task oriented training
Easy to adjust load by changing threshold
Constraint induced movement therapyfor faster whole body training & recovery
Patient active: Load shifting with self controlled muscle contraction
Game based training for complete mental involvement of the patient
Patented: 3 Dimensional balance training,Vertical & horizontal motion of center of mass with load shifting and bearing training§ Safe, comfortable & interesting
Advanced Evaluation & treatment
Remote controlled system
Product Specifications Max. allowable weight load : 150kg Product size : 1370(W) X 2170(L) X 2000(H)mm Power source : AC 100~240V, 50/60Hz Power consumption : 90W Product weight : 130kg
Composition Footplate, computer, TV monitor, monitor cradle, wireless keyboard, motion detecting sensor, weight sensor, game program, user manual
3. Upper Limb Trainer (SBT220)
It is an exercise trainer capable of improving cognition, balance, and muscle power training for the elderly, able to perform upper limb and whole body training through training contents using motion detection sensor.
Product Specifications Product size : 560(W) X 600(L) X 1350(H)mm ± 5% Power source : AC 220~240V, 50/60Hz Power consumption : 190W Product weight : 30kg
Composition Computer, TV monitor, monitor cradle, wireless keyboard, motion detecting sensor, game program, user manual
4. Gait Training System
The Gait Training System (GTS) is composed of a walking Rail, M-Sling, and M-Suit, and its main function is to prevent falls.
GTS guides elders or patients with chronic disabilities to do various functional activity of daily living in hospitals and rehabilitation centers effectively.
The main uses of the GTS are in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, elderly welfare centers, and facilities for the disabled.
Group therapeutic exercise system can let many users can have training at the same time.
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