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Pro-Med Newsletter   

Vol. 1 May 8th, 2024

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                                                                                     , where we share the latest updates from the world of rehabilitation equipment with you. In this issue, you'll find newest development of products, exciting promotions, related research, specially curated stories, and upcoming events. 

The goal of Pro-Med is to bring well-designed equipment from over 30 innovative suppliers around the world to rehabilitation and healthcare professionals. We are dedicated to providing evidence-based technologies with proper training and services.

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Install your own weightless training zone

Smart Gravity 3D creates an 3m x 3m area of free movement, for your clients that are prone to falling or has limited weight bearing ability. In this area, your patients can do strength training like squatting and jumping, or proprioception training like balance disk, LOS test etc. Imagine that you can set up a parallel bar, add obstacles in between and let your patient practise over and over again. They gain maximum training effect through trial and error, and more repetition as you can control how much weight they bear. They can even mimic falling, and practise fall rescuing or picking themselves up. 

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Combining with the powerful digital wall, patients can observe their motion which makes any training more effective. Therapist can also evaluate patients’ kinematics, load and forces, and balance. In real time or afterwards. 

The best thing is, the system stands on its own, and doesn’t require installation work on the ceiling. That means no RSE report needed, no licensing work, and easy to remove at any time.

The Dynamic Multi-Directional Weight Relief System

Smart Gravity 3D is the dynamic weight relief system born from TecnoBody research at the service of physiotherapy and rehabilitation.  In Smart Gravity 3D, patients can experience a significant reduction in weight bearing up to 80% during training sessions.  Thanks to the technology and the design of the Smart Gravity 3D, it allows the patients to access to all Tecnobody systems, including Walkerview Gait Training, D-Wall Digital Mirror for Training and Analysis, Prokin Balance System, ISO Strength Training, and more, to create a safe and fall-free rehabilitation environment for your patients.

Smart Gravity 3D system is characterized by an actively controlled vertical axis cable referral system. This system of transmissions and cables is able to actuate the end effector (on the vertical axis) without affecting the movements of the other axes and allowing the motor to be positioned on the fixed structure. The mobile structure is made of carbon fiber-based composite material to reduce inertia and friction on planar movements. Every detail is designed to ensure maximum functionality and safety during use with the patient.

Allowing your patient to perform 3D movement exercises in Anti-Gravity environments,

• Static and dynamic weight relief

• Dynamic support function for natural walking

• Fall prevention function



Sarcopenia Insights

  • Standard for Asian Sarcopenia diagnosis, the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia (AWGS) has updated the criteria: handgrip strength <28 kg for men, <18 kg for women; 6-m walk < 1.0 m/s; Bioimpedance SMI <7.0kg/m² in men and <5.7kg/m² for women . (Chen et al., 2020)



Hand grip strength

<28 kg

<18 kg

Bioimpedance SMI

<7.0 kg/m²

<5.7 kg/m²

6-metre walk

<7.0 kg/m²

<1.0 m/s

  • Body water, especially Intracellular water, total body water, ECW Ratio, lower limb oedema, is highly 
    correlated with sarcopenia (Zhang et al., 2023). (Figure)


Figure. Comparison of body composition between high and low sarcopenia risk group. *p<0.005

  • It is important to differentiate between Sarcopenia and Sarcopenic Obesity (SO), as they react differently 
    to types of interventions, such as Strength training, aerobic exercise, weight loss diet, supplements etc. 
    The body composition of SO patients should be closely monitored for their weight loss while maintaining 
    or increasing muscle mass and functionality. (Goisser et al., 2015)

Explore More the Sarcopenia Research:

"Improving Everyday Function: How Dual-Task Training Benefits Individuals with Dementia"

Dual-task training is a powerful tool in dementia management due to its potential to improve cognitive function, mobility, and overall quality of life for individuals with dementia. 

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Cognitive Enhancement, Functional Mobility Improvement, Neuroplasticity Training

Dual-task training involves simultaneously performing two different tasks that require cognitive and motor skills. By engaging in this type of training, individuals with dementia can improve their cognitive abilities and functional mobility skills, such as attention, working memory, and executive functions, functional mobility skills and overall coordination. 
Dual-task training promotes neuroplasticity by creating new connections and strengthening existing ones in these networks through patient’s active participation, repetitive and focused practice on a functional and meaningful task. 

SmartFit Mini Interactive System

Discover 12 Week Brain Health Program by SmartFit Interactive Training System for your clients. To implement and maximize the benefits of this training approach in your facilities.  

Free to discover "SMARTfit Protocol For 12 Week Brain Health Program"


Recap of Spring LiteGait Workshop 2024

We were delighted to have Nechama Karman, PT, MS, PCS, as our guest and speaker of the Spring LiteGait Workshop 2024 in March. We were privileged to visit several hospitals and community rehabilitation centre. As the esteemed Chief Clinical Educator of Mobility Research Inc., Nachama has shared with us her experience of >15 years of using the LiteGait on patients with conditions such as stroke, cerebral palsy, or mentally disabled. We were honoured to have over 50 physiotherapists joining us in the event, and we hope to have the opportunity to visit you in our next event!

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Chen, L.K. et al. (2020) ‘Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia: 2019 Consensus Update on Sarcopenia Diagnosis and Treatment’, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 21(3), pp. 300-307.e2. 

Goisser, S. et al. (2015) ‘Sarcopenic obesity and complex interventions with nutrition and exercise in community-dwelling older persons – A narrative review’, Clinical Interventions in Aging, 10, pp. 1267–1282. 

Zhang, K. et al. (2023) ‘Correlation analysis between body composition, serological indices and the risk of falls, and the receiver operating characteristic curve of different indexes for the risk of falls in older individuals’, Frontiers in medicine, 10. 

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