An Italian Mother Invents a Physical Rehabilitation Device
Claudia Pisano, an Italian mother of a 15-year-old boy has enabled his disabled son, Riccardo, to walk despite the severe brain damage which occurred to him during the birthing process when he was starved of oxygen. Riccardo has been using the device for 7 years without taking any medications since his joints are elastic and without calcifications.
Riccardo’s disability opened up Claudio’s eyes to other things that mattered. Over time she realized there must be thousands of people with disabilities that struggle with communication or who aren’t listened to. Through him, she had the opportunity to improve not only his quality of life, but that of other children and adults suffering from muscular paralysis or other causes of immobility.
RiccaVita™ passive physical rehabilitation device helps reduce certain side effects of immobility by increasing or improving patient’s skills repertoire, maintaining functional level, minimizing contractures and deformities through the reduction of the effects of abnormal muscle or postural tone, while the user stands and partially supports his body’s weight, moving all the joints, training both arms and legs at the same time as in a natural walking.
RiccaVita™ provides a rhythmic, reciprocal and repetitive means of whole body movement and helps to stretch out the diaphragm, increases muscle mass and flexibility especially for compromised limbs, promotes massaging and circulation to all internal organs, increases range of motion, reduces spasticity, counteracts stress and depression, diminishes the frequency of spasms, improves respiratory systems, circulation, balance, coordination, digestion bowel movement and blood flow, and prevents contractures as well as pressure sores. To put it shortly, it improves the quality of life.
RiccaVita™ can be used outdoor if you want to breathe fresh air and in your apartment on a dedicated trainer exercise stand too. After walking, you can use RiccaVita™ as a stander applying a tray that is a nice surface for reading books, doing homework, or listening to music keeping your head up. Furthermore RiccaVita™ enables the user to exercise together with other people in your surroundings.
Transfer is easy from the wheelchair because of the rotating seat. Another significant aspect of RiccaVita™ passive physical rehabilitation device is that the user can walk forward and backward.
RiccaVita™ Enables training at home without dependence on a physical therapist and is versatile, in-home exercise equipment, self-operated therapeutic device.
Claudia has managed to build a new prototype for Riccardo. However, she is looking for somebody who can help her to build a new, enhanced, and reliable device and spread it around the world.