One of the strongest testimonials for GyroStim safety is that after millions of spins in locations around the world, rotating thousands of people from all walks of life, there have been ZERO reports of injury as a result of device malfunction.
The GyroStim is engineered with a “fail-safe” design so that should a malfunction occur, the chair will default to a safe state. This design includes numerous hardware and software interlocks that prevent or stop motion of the GyroStim if they are interrupted.
"Stop" buttons are located within easy reach, giving the subject ultimate control to stop the GyroStim and return to home position at any time. A software stop button on the operator screen will initiate a controlled stop and home routine. Also, an emergency stop button is located at the operator station. Pressing this button will remove all power immediately from the rotation drive motors, causing the GyroStim to glide to a stop in a safe upright position.
GyroStim has undergone safety testing with Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc., a leader in equipment and medical device safety testing.
GyroStim has been approved by multiple Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) as a non-significant risk device for safe use in research using human subjects.
At its maximum intensity and speed, GyroStim exerts less than 3 G-force: much less than the 5+ G-force of a typical theme park roller coaster ridden by thousands of people each day.
Multi-axis rotating chairs capable of producing motions similar to that of the GyroStim were developed and utilized in the 1960s for use by NASA astronauts in their mission training. Today they are a standard attraction at space camps and amusement parks all over the world. Although the motion may look similar to astronaut training, GyroStim's patented "pitch inside yaw" design sets it apart from all other multi-axis rotating chairs. It is this very specific and unique combination of axes of rotation that produces the unparalleled success of the GyroStim.