What happened? —

Every year more than 270,000 people in Germany suffer a stroke. About half of those people subsequently experience limitations of their motor skills.

One of these limitations affects the balance system.

A stroke leads to a blockage in the nervous system, which prevents communication between the brain and the locomotor system.
As a result, the upper body isn’t aware of how the legs operate and vice versa. In this state, independent walking is almost impossible and those affected are constantly dependent on help.

The Balance-Feedback-System

Or... how we can assist you with "learning to walk again". !


A few words from the developer —

Picture Johann Seidl
About me:

My name is Johann Seidl, I am 67 years old and I live in Pirmasens.
In 2017 I came in contact with a system that could improve the balance posture of people affected. I couldn’t get this out of my mind anymore and started to work on a system for daily training, which can be done outside of any therapy.

WELCOME

THE FUNCTIONALITY

The problem description:

A gait disorder is a disorder of the locomotor system. The root causes are either orthopedic, neurological or psychiatric.

A stroke for example leads to a blockage in the nervous system, which prevents communication between the brain and the locomotor system. As a result, the upper body isn’t aware of how the legs operate and vice versa. This makes independent walking almost impossible and the affected person constantly dependent on help.

Our solution:

I, Johann Seidl, have developed a product that notifies the user immediately if he or she, for example, deviates from a certain upper body position.
This is made possible by a lightweight belt system which uses sensors to permanently monitor the movement and body position of a person.

An acceleration sensor in combination with a gyroscope is integrated into the control device. These sensors measure the position of the upper body several times a second. If one walks or stands incorrectly, the concerned local vibrators communicate the incorrect posture by signals of varying strength.

These signals prompt the affected person to regain his or her best position.

Below are some impressions of the Balance-Feedback-Belt-System:

Vorderansicht Trägersystem
Front view Belt-System
Seitenansicht rechts Trägersystem
View of the right side
Rückansicht Trägersystem
View of the backside
Seitenansicht links Trägersystem
View of the left side