17 Apr 2019

Promising technology heads to Melbourne for Parkinson's Disease trial

The Reviver in action

Technology being brought to Melbourne as part of a trial by Neuroscience researcher Dr Ben Sinclair made the Sydney news recently. The Reviver is a device that tilts people and rotates them through the gravitational field, strengthening muscles with minimal conscious effort. In people with neuromuscular degenerative conditions like Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease, it stimulates remaining reflex pathways, providing better muscle tone and balance.

Ben is bringing a Reviver machine to Melbourne as part of a trial to assess the efficacy in patients with Parkinson's Disease. 15 patients will undergo a three month exercise regime on the machine, and their Parkinson's symptoms assessed before and after the intervention, along with electronic measures of their gait and balance, and eye-tracking measures to assess the brains motor pathways.

To see the technology on Ten News Sydney watch here:

To find out more about the Melbourne study, email ben.sinclair@monash.edu

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