Helping patients safely get back to life faster

The Bioness Vector Gait and Safety System is a body weight support harness system used during gait training and other forms of rehabilitation. The ceiling-mounted system is designed to support mobility and balance training while virtually eliminating the risk of falls and injuries.

The Bioness Vector has intuitive and dynamic body weight support that adapts to the patient during individualized mobility tasks. The support rope automatically shortens and extends as the patient's center of gravity moves up or down, allowing patients to perform different activities, such as step ups, squats, lunges and kneeling, all while maintaining a consistent percentage of body weight support.

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital therapists use the Bioness Vector Gait and Safety System for exercises to help patients with neurologic conditions—stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease—as well as orthopaedic injuries.

The system is used in both inpatient and outpatient settings to support the patient and assists in preventing falls during dynamic rehabilitative activities, allowing the therapist to view more of the mobility activity as a whole and focus more on quality of movement to assist in the patient's recovery process.

The Bioness Vector is also used with patients who do not need as much hands-on assistance while performing higher level balance activities, such as jumping, jogging or even rollerblading. The Bioness Vector can help accelerate recovery and improve patient outcomes and satisfaction—helping them return to individualized activities much earlier in the recovery process.

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