Hot Air Balloon - REAL System

Hot Air Balloon

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Overview

  • Use for visuospatial awareness, dynamic balance, tolerance increase, obstacle navigation and core strengthening.

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Balloon Pilot

The patient utilizes trunk mobility and dynamic weight shifting to pilot a tethered balloon into nearby interactive objects.

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Bumper Band

Utilizing trunk mobility and core control, the patient steers an untethered balloon to bump other balloons to direct band members back to the stage.

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Summit Rescue

Using postural control and trunk mobility, the patient steers a balloon to pick up hikers from a summit and bring them back to the safety of the chalet.

Focus

Trunk AROM, core control, and strengthening

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Physical

Balloon Pilot

  • Facilitate core strength; trunk control; dynamic balance; sitting tolerance, balance, and position in space

    – Trunk ROM, seated balance control, weight shifting, finding midline

    – Recommended for high acuity patient beginning therapy and needing to understand body positionality

    – Augment with functional tasks that require postural stability and balance: patient could be seated, supported or unsupported on a therapy mat, or practicing trunk circles

Bumper Band, Summit Rescue

  • Facilitate trunk AROM, stability, and control

    – Augment with functional tasks that require postural stability or use a mat for postural control

    – PT focus on basic trunk control

Cognitive

Bumper Band

  • Test trajectory and timing of trunk movement

    – OT focus on visual and spatial aspects of the game

Summit Rescue

  • Test navigating directionality

    – OT focus on visual and spatial aspects of the game

Adjustable Settings

Adjustable settings are designed to provide clinicians the freedom and flexibility to customize each session to meet an individual’s rehabilitation needs.

Balloon Pilot

  • Exertion Required
    • Light, Moderate (Default), Heavy

Bumper Band

  • Exertion Required
    • Light, Moderate (Default), Heavy

  • # of Members to Rescue
    • 1, 2 (Default), 3

Summit Rescue

  • Wind obstacles
    • None, Left (Default), Left + Right

  • Exertion Required
    • Light, Moderate (Default), Heavy

Procedural and operative techniques and considerations are illustrative examples from healthcare provider experience. Healthcare providers' treatment and technique decisions will vary based on their medical judgment. Individual results may vary depending on patient-specific attributes and other factors.

Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a healthcare provider. Prior to use, please refer to the Instructions for Use (IFU) for complete product indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, potential adverse events, and detailed instructions for use. Please click here for the complete IFU. Please contact your REAL Care Specialist for more information. 20713, Rev. A 03/21 USA