Being able to drop half your body weight for a run can take quite a bit of strain off your joints. People recovering from surgery or injuries can use the AlterG (Fremont, California) treadmill to do just that and get a good workout for their lower extremities muscles. The device is able to continuously pump air into a cavity enclosing the legs and helps lift a person a bit, thereby reducing effective weight. AlterG just released a new model, the M300, which costs a third of their previous unit, features the same technology, and looks pretty damn slick.
Control unweighting from 100% to as low as 20% in 1% increments Allows full range of motion for upper and lower body Natural gait mechanics promote improved balance and strengthening Keeps user in place, supports laterally and prevents falls Highly comfortable at any level of partial weight-bearing for prolonged exercise Accommodates a wide range of body types (90 – 400 lbs) Easy-to-use controls for decrease/increase in body weight, speed and incline.
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