MEDICAL AND PHYSIOTHERAPY APPLICATIONS
Magnex is ideally suited for physiotherapy. Not only does it provide controllable resistance in all planes of motion but it can also measure and record a patient’s routine and progress in great detail. (See what the experts say).
The exercise performance data collected can be downloaded directly from the machine or accessed remotely for use by clinicians, therapists and other healthcare professionals. Unlike specialist physiotherapy systems, such as Biodex costing around £50,000, the Magnex Physio model, will cost £3000-£4000, taking up just 2 sq. metres of floor space compared to Biodex’s several sq. meters. There is also no need for it to be used solely in a static, clinical setting. It’s light weight and portability means it can be used to treat much larger numbers of patients, even in non-specialised clinical environments – for example nursing homes, GP practises or in patient’s homes.
To take just one example, the NHS spends over £2 billion per year on the treatment of fractures, £1.7 billion of which is spent on 86,000 hip fractures alone. In the US, falls-related injuries cost a staggering $19 billion per year (Steven et al 2006).
The total potential savings to the NHS could exceed £1 billion on current numbers - which are constantly increasing with the ageing of the population. Our goal is to sell Magnex directly to private therapists and clinics and also to the NHS in the longer term.