Biodex Gait Trainer™ 3 with Music Assisted Therapy


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The Science of Sound Driving Functional Movement

Because You Believe in Better Patient Outcomes…Music-based therapy is well researched for its powerful effects in treatment of movement disorders. With the rate of Parkinson’s, stroke and cerebral palsy diagnoses on the rise, so is the need for better treatment options. We equipped the Biodex Gait Trainer 3 with informed compositions written and performed by music therapists to help more patients find their stride using the power of music.

This revolutionary music integration provides an effective tool for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and neurologists to enhance treatments and drive faster outcomes. The advanced technology built into the Gait Trainer 3 documents progress, proving the value of treatment.


Merge Music-Assisted Therapy with Technology

With our exclusive instrumented deck, realtime biofeedback and sophisticated analytics, the Gait Trainer 3 is the ideal platform for integrating music-assisted therapy. Using the Gait Trainer’s intuitive interface, belt speed can easily be adjusted to match the patient’s steps per minute (spm). Music tempo in beats per minute (bpm) can be managed to influence gait components. Biofeedback quantifiably displays step length, step speed (spm) and step symmetry to encourage patient progress.

While the repetition of gait training encourages lasting effects through neuroplasticity, informed music is composed to facilitate correct movement. The Gait Trainer includes compositions created by music therapists that can be adjusted to a range of bpm without degrading music quality – even accommodating lower bpm for late stages of Parkinson’s. Genre-preferred music can also be downloaded from the internet and tempo-adjusted (bpm) to an individual’s walking speed (spm).

Instrumented Deck – The Gait Trainer 3™ is the only treadmill with an instrumented deck that monitors and records step length, step speed and right-to-left time distribution (step symmetry).
Open Platform – enables patient access for therapist manipulations and accommodates BWSTT with the Biodex Unweighing System.
Objective Documentation – Exercise Summary and Progress Reports track progress and document outcomes – ideal for insurance reimbursement. Show need, progress and outcome for specific gait parameters, including:
– Average walking speed over time
– Total exercise time
– Total distance and steps taken
– Average step length: RT vs. LT
– Step length variablity: RT vs. LT
– Time on each foot: RT vs. LT
NEW Automated G-code Calculations and Impairment Level Reports – Increases efficiency and productivity, improves documentation of rehab effectiveness fostering continuity of care, helps with audits, efficiencies and reduces claims denial.
Normative Data – Age and gender-based for comparison to healthy populations for assessment of patient results.
Audio and Visual Biofeedback – Motivates patients with real-time biofeedback, prompting proper gait patterns. Biofeedback helps patients stay “on target” in each phase of rehabilitation; steps lengthen, step speed increases and symmetry improves.
Heart Rate Monitoring – Polar® contact handgrips (telemetry compatible) ensures proper training intensity.
Large Display – Features 12.1″ color touch-screen display, powered by a Windows CE operating system.
Multiprurpose Connectivity – Allows connection to larger monitors and LCD projectors to enhance interaction for visually impaired patients.
USB Compatibility – Accommodates external keyboard, a mouse, printing devices for remote operation and USB memory devices for data transfer and software upgrades.
NEW Patient Data Collection Software Utility (complimentary download) – Facilitates download and transfer of patient data allowing for unlimited storage capacity, reporting or exporting as a .csv file and import into Excel to run statistical analysis for normative data generation.


Audio and visual biofeedback prompts patients into a proper gait pattern
Develops balance and coordination
Develops strength and range of motion
Increases cardiovascular capacity and endurance
Provides a safe environment for patients and therapists
Documents important gait parameters


Dimensions: 86″ l x 27″ w (218 x 69 cm)
Walking Area: 64″ l x 20″ w (160 x 51 cm)
Printer Stand: 24″ l x 24″ w (61 x 61 cm)
Deck: 1″ thick (2.5 cm) reversible Teflon™ impregnated high density composite fiber
Motor: 2 HP with 4Q-Pulse Width Modulation Control
Speed Range:
Forward: 0-10 mph (0-16 km/h)
Reverse: 0-3 mph (0-4.8 km/h) in
0.1 mph (.16 km/h) increments
Gait Trainer Mode: Speed limited to 3 mph (4.8 km/h)
Elevation: 0-15% Grade
Heart Rate Monitoring: Polar® contact handgrips (telemetry compatible)
Display: Color Touch-Screen
Printer: HP DeskJet
Power: 115 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 20 AMP dedicated line, or 230 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 20 AMP dedicated line
Includes hospital grade plug with 12′ (3.7 m) power cord.
Patient Capacity: 400 lb (182 kg)
Weight: 395 lb (179 kg)
Certification: ETL listed to UL 60601-1 and
CAN/CSA C22.2 No.:601-1-M90.
CE conformity to EN 60601-1,
EMC compliance to EN 60601-1-2.
Warranty: Two-years parts; one-year labor

Models & Ordering

950-400 Gait Trainer™ 3, 115 VAC 50/60 Hz
Includes Support Bar
950-402 Gait Trainer™ 3, 115 VAC 50/60 Hz
Includes Extended Handrails
950-406 Gait Trainer™ 3, 115 VAC 50/60 Hz
Includes Geriatric/Pediatric Handrails

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