Originally conceived by Dr. Robert Whalen to design effective exercise regimens for NASA’s astronauts, Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology has been adapted by AlterG for use in training and rehabilitation. Cleared by the FDA in 2008, the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is a medical device that can be used for:
- Rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries
- Aerobic conditioning
- Performance training
- Treatment of neurological conditions
- Weight loss
Unweighting is achieved in the AlterG by using air in a pressure-controlled chamber to gently lift the user. Precise calibration using our patented technology allows for very specific unweighting from 80-20% of the users body weight in 1% increments. Something no other unweighting modality can do. Clinical studies show that these treadmills can help decrease ground reaction forces in walking and running.