Aiming to bring the benefits of post- surgery rehab needs for the elderly, this innovative Aesthetically Regenerate knee rehab machine by Gareth Chessell is a wonderful new aid for all those who have undergone knee replacement. Since it is not feasible for many patients to leave their homes for their daily rehab sessions, Regenerate can be loaned out of the hospital for the three to six month period following the surgery and returned later for reuse by another patient. The chair lets the users strengthen up their quadriceps, hamstring muscles and tendon groups by placing their leg in the cushioned ankle brace which lifts up and pulls back down on the hinging leg components. A magnet-rheological brake component provides the exercise resistance in both directions of movement. Regenerate also follows various anthropometric standards set for people aged 65-80 years and incorporates them in the design of the chair. Also, to make the functional unit more aesthetically appealing, good-quality maroon leather is used apart from other durable and recyclable materials such as aluminum and ABS plastic. For safe and easy transportation and storage, the chair can be folded down as well.
Source: Design Awards