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Rehabilitation with Kinisiforo (World Wide Patent)

The K-SET® method is an innovating rehabilitation approach that is based on the science of Brain plasticity.

Through the exercise of brain plasticity, in order to achieve the creation of a new neuron synapsis, seven parameters are taken under consideration:

  1. Frequent repetition of movement.
  2. Speed of movement.
  3. Angle of movement.
  4. Intensity of movement.
  5. Weight Bearing (loading) during movement.
  6. Avoid shock absorption and redundancy.
  7. Virtual Reality environment during movement (Reduced attention during movement and promote the automaticity)

K -SET applies simultaneously most of the brain plasticity parameters. This gives the opportunity to the brain to create a new neuron synapsis for a particular elliptical motion that resembles walking. This method is very fast and efficient and results may appear even from the first session. 

How does it work?

  • KinisiForo works through the symmetric elliptical exercise.
  • During the cycle, both upper and lower extremities work simultaneously, as well as torso muscles. Such exercises can be active, passive or active/passive.
  • Special harness allows weight adjustment and control by an automated counterweight mechanism on patient lower limbs different in every single pedal strike.
  • Pedal movement and range can be independently adjusted according to patient characteristics.
  • During the physical exercise, patient is involved into virtual reality with a special movie that repeats patient movements and creates an imagination of walking in the natural environment.

K-SET® Method Indications

  • Rehabilitation after stroke
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Cerebral palsy (children and adults)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson disease
  • Tetraplegia
  • Hemiplegia
  • Hemiparesis
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Ataxia and discoordinated movements
  • Balance disorders
  • Postoperative rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular endurance test
  • Improves oxygen uptake
  • Increases range of motion in all articulations
  • Keeps all joints agile and flexible
  • Compensates right -left deficits
  • Improves balance
  • Reduces pain due to muscle immobility
  • Reduces ataxia 

K-SET® Method Effects

  • Improves movement coordination and gait.
  • Regulates muscle tone.
  • Reduces muscle spasm and spasticity.
  • Increases muscle strength (even if low or absent).
  • Exercises simultaneously upper, lower extremities and torso muscles.
  • Increases endurance to exercise. 

KinisiForo is manufactured under the European Safety regulations:

  • CYS EN 957-1: 2005
  • General safety requirements and test methods for stationary equipment's.
  • CYS EN 957-6: 2010
  • Treadmills additional specific safety requirements and test methods
  • CYS EN 957-9 : 2003
  • Elliptical trainers specific safety requirements and test methods
  • According to the European Union regulation 2006/42/EK section ii/A about machines.

KinisiForo is certified with a World Wide Patent

From WIPO PCT No: WO/2012/137038.
Registered with Ministry of Health as Class 1 Active Medical devise as per annex IX section 3 rule 12 of 93/42/EEC

Clinical Study Supported by CING (Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics)