System overview

The GyroStim is a computer-controlled multi-axis rotating chair that has the ability to rotate in pitch (forward/backward) and yaw (left/right) through 360 degrees continuously at rotation rates that can be controlled between 1 revolution per minute (RPM) and 30 RPM.

It consists of a base platform and a rotating chair assembly situated inside a clear Lexan safety perimeter. It is controlled via a user interface computer placed at an operator station outside the interlocked safety perimeter. Laser detecting targets are mounted around the rotating chair at varying positions on the inside of the safety perimeter, and may be repositioned as needed.

A system of hardware and software interlocks and other fail-safe design strategies are used to provide maximum safety of the subject and operator during rotation.

For information on safety and safety testing, click here.

Each GyroStim system comes complete with everything needed for basic operation: chair assembly, user interface computer, proprietary operating software and training profiles, laser detecting target system, interconnect cables, safety perimeter enclosure, torso harness and leg restraints. Options such as control stick, patient transfer system, pediatric booster seat, spare seat cushions, and harnesses are also available. 

GyroStim features

Each GyroStim training session involves running one or more motion profiles. A motion profile consists of a series of parameters that control every aspect of GyroStim motion including: acceleration, deceleration, speed, direction, and duration.  

GyroStim profiles
GyroStim software now comes complete with an extensive library of prewritten rotation profiles. These profiles were developed to offer a full range of rotation combinations and intensities, and to assist the GyroStim operator in providing sessions that are methodical and efficient.

Custom profiles
GyroStim software allows the user to create custom profiles. Step by step parameters make it easy to create, edit, save, and modify profiles as needed.

Laser targeting technology
Our patented LazerStim™ technology adds a new dimension to GyroStim training resulting in a unique and innovative interactive physical and cognitive training experience that stimulates and challenges not only the vestibular system, but also the ability to perceive, process, and react to the surrounding environment.

Intuitive user interface
Tab-based screen layout allows quick navigation while operating the GyroStim system: 

  • Subject Information:  Create and manage subject information, document and review information about the subject, goals, and history of use with the GyroStim.
  • Run GyroStim:  Load and run GyroStim pre-written profiles.
  • Run User Created:  Load and run customized profiles created by practitioner.

  • Run Research:  Designed to meet the stringent requirements of research, this page allows GyroStim to be used as the ideal tool for researchers that demand specific and precise control of every element of motion.
  • Run Control Stick: Allows operator or subject to manually control the GyroStim using an optional joy stick. Provides the ability to engage either pitch axis or yaw axis or both axes at the same time.  Operator can set limits to motion parameters such as maximum speed, acceleration rate, and deceleration rates.
  • Reports:  Compile, save and print informative reports and graphs based on range of dates and selection of captured data.
  •  Edit / Create Profile:  Create, edit, save, or delete, profiles, this page allows the operator or practitioner to design, build and manage a library of custom motion profiles.

Chair design for increased visibility
To maximize interactive elements of training, the GyroStim chair has evolved to provide a greater field of unobstructed central and peripheral vision. The seat back is adjustable, allowing greater freedom for head flexion, extension, and rotation. This enhances training by enabling the subject to exercise core and neck strength while engaged in any of the intensity levels.

Transfer System (optional)
An automated patient transfer system is available for safe, dignified, and easy loading and unloading of non-ambulatory subjects. Safety interlocks are integrated with the GyroStim system, allowing subjects to be safely transferred in and out of the chair.

Historical System Reporting
From a billing and business planning perspective you can now compile, save and print system utilization reports that provide a large amount detail on how your system has been used over a specific period of time.

Subject History Reporting
Compile save and print detailed reports on individual subjects.