Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a disease that gradually causes the muscles to weaken and leads to an increasing level of disability.
MD is progressive evolutionary, which means that it gets worse over time. People with muscular dystrophy have very poor muscle strength, weak trunk and head stability and extremely reduced movement possibilities.
Due to the global weakness of the muscles and the very restricted movements of arms and hands, sophisticated devices are needed to fulfill all needs. The combination of some mo-Vis devices can offer most muscular dystrophy patients a complete functional solution and opens new perspectives for a better quality of life.
With his minimal activating force of 8.5 gr. and the extremely reduced activation movement of only 3.3 mm,
the Micro joystick is currently the smallest, lightest, most durable and most sensitive proportional
The minimal force and miniscule throw meets all the special needs of the customer with muscular dystrophy
to fully control a power chair and all its functions.
to learn more about, see Micro Joystick
A person with muscle disease normally encounters problems with cold temperatures.
The already very reduced movement capabilities become more difficult or even impossible when
the hands and fingers are cold.
With the Hand Warmer, warm air is blown on the hands and keeps the fingers and area around the
Micro joystick warm. This adjustable warm air flow retains the finger flexibility and the capability to control
the power chair.
We have customers who even need during the summer the warm air of the Hand Warmer to maintain control of
to learn more about, see Hand Warmer
To maintain the warm air around the hands and fingers, a Perspex dome-shaped 2 hands hood is used.
To enclose the area around the hands and the upper body the use of a cape outdoors may also be useful
to better keep up the air temperature. In this manner, the hands and fingers are also protected
from rain and cold.
It can be hard to maintain control of the wheelchair outdoors on an uneven, bumpy road or on cobbles.
Certainly for those who use our extremely sensitive Micro Joystick. Outdoors on a bumpy road,
the customer has to reduce the speed of the wheelchair to maintain the control of the power chair.
By activating the Road compensation, the user no longer has to reduce the speed of the wheelchair themselves
on an uneven road but the wheelchair itself will automatically adjust to the situation.
This means that the user can stabilize the finger position and global position by keeping the Micro Joystick
at the maximum throw on rugged terrain without losing control of the power chair.
When the wheelchair reaches a better surface, it speeds up again according to the improvement of the road.
When on a flat road, the power chair will reach very smoothly its highest speed again .
to learn more about, see Road Compensation
With the Configurator software it is possible to adjust the working of the mo-Vis devices according to the
users’ needs. Almost all settings of the different devices are fully adjustable.