At Bakersfield Rehabilitation Hospital, we are pleased to offer our patients the latest in rehabilitative technology and equipment, including Bioness® Integrated Therapy System (BITS) 2.0 and LiteGait Treadmill system with integrated Gait and Balance Analysis system.
Bioness® Integrated Therapy System (BITS 2.0)
BITS 2.0 is intended to challenge and assess the physical, visual, auditory, and cognitive abilities of individuals, including those with deficits resulting from traumatic injuries and movement disorders. Our current Bioness® technology helps patients regain lost mobility or movement in their hands and feet. This system is especially useful for stroke patients, those who may have suffered a traumatic brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and patients with partial spinal cord injuries. The system uses electrical stimulation to help patients regain more muscle control, which in turn, gives them more function and mobility.
The Hand Rehabilitation System is easy to use and has been shown to facilitate the use of hand function not only during the acute phase of recovery for stroke patients and those suffering from a brain injury, but also in select patients whose injuries are years old.
The Foot Rehabilitation System is wireless, low-profile, and lightweight. It consists of three components: a gait sensor that’s worn in the shoe, a wireless stimulating leg cuff worn below the knee, and a clinician-programmed control unit. This technology allows the patient to achieve a more-normalized gait on changing terrains and at varying speeds.
LiteGait® is a gait training device that simultaneously controls weight bearing, posture, and balance over a treadmill or over ground to help patients comfortably walk in an environment free from falls. The system eliminates concerns for balance, and helps in the training of lower body movement.
Its unique harness design creates and ideal environment for treating our patients who may have a wide range of impairments and ability levels. By allowing an increase or decrease in the weight-bearing load on the weaker side of the body, we may be able to begin gait training earlier in the rehabilitation process and at a lower weight-bearing level.