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Rehabilitation systems

From therapy system for gait training to bath and stair lifts for seniors: high loads at the bearing points in fluent movements are just as important as the maximum service life at low acquisition and maintenance costs and the reliable guiding of various electrical cables or additional media. igus® e-chain systems® and chainflex® cables offer these advantages just like the drytech® plain bearing technology.

Rehabilitation systems

Typical areas of use are: Lead screw modules for bathtub or patient lifts, folding mechanisms and brakes in the case of mobile lifting and bathing systems, moving clamps of the drive unit in the case of stair lifts, diverse pivoting movements of levers/mechanisms. Locking mechanisms or seats on stair lifts, power supply for stair lifts, operating, lifting, locking and fall-prevention systems for wheelchair lifts, setting of controls and seat/backrest surfaces in the case of movement trainers or fitness equipment at home or in the studio, guidance of electric power or signal cables for movement trainers that support patients mechanically when they move.
Advantages of igus® products in rehabilitation systems:


Resistant to edge loads


High load capacity

No stick-slip

Small bend radii and only little installation space needed

Application examples in rehabilitation systems

Patient lift

The manus® contribution submitted here is the new development of a patient lift for ambulances for transporting patients who are able to sit in the vehicle.

Patient transport system

This transport system has been designed for use in hospitals and rehabilitation centres.


Time just flies on this ergometer.

Weight relief for treadmill

Resilient and TÜV-tested

Fitness equipment

New solutions for fitness equipment save production costs and assembly times.

Dorsal trainer

This equipment is used to train the dorsal muscles. In order to use it comfortably, the base must be adjustable.

Medical apparatus

Machine to carry out a non-invasive treatment of complaints on sole of foot fascias works with igus® linear plain bearings.

Rehab equipment

This rehab equipment uses drylin® lead screw nuts for format adjustments.

Therapy couch

Lubricant-free and quiet: iglidur® G in therapy couch

Massage table

This massage table can be adjusted easily and quietly


This walking aid has been built for children with brittle bone disease.

Automatic height compensation for stand-up wheel chairs

Stable and safe


This collapsible wheelchair makes it easier to take a shower or go to the toilet.

Workplace for the handicapped

Adjustable desktops in workplaces for the handicapped.


This fully automatic page turner for people with disabilities can automatically turn the pages of many newspapers, magazines, folders, exercise books and the like.

SIR care assistant

Neat and free-moving

Therapy robot

The therapy robot helps patients to walk again after an operation. The robot does not simply limit this to level paths, but also simulates complex paths.

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