How the GaitAid Works

The GaitAid consists of a small lightweight control unit and a set of high-tech display glasses. You clip the control unit onto your belt or clothing. The control unit connects to special display glasses designed to be comfortable and easy to use. The glasses contain a see-through display and built-in earphones. You wear them just like eyeglasses.
GaitAid Device


The control device creates images and sounds by responding to your movements. Stepping over the images of the black and white tiles while listening to the sound cues, improves your stride length and rhythm, helping to restore your normal walking ability.
As you can see in the picture on the right, the images are clearly visible with high contrast. They are very easy to focus on, helping you to imagine stepping on them. While using the glasses, you see the tiled floor image and your surroundings at the same time. The usual therapy routine simply means going for a walk while stepping on the virtual tiles displayed on the glasses.
Practice on any safe walking path – in your home, in your own neighborhood, or a walking trail. You benefit the most by walking in different environments as you improve. The glasses may be detached and the GaitAid can be used with head phones alone. The auditory feedback alone was shown to bring great improvement to walking. With some people, positive effects begin immediately during the first use. Practice is fun and is typically a 20 to 30-minute session. Each new session brings on a longer lasting improvement.

3 thoughts on “How the GaitAid Works

  1. Tuija Pietikäinen

    I have Parkinson’s disease. DBS device is installed, but still walking does not always work. I have to use the medication. I have a pair of glasses, but I can walk without them. So my vision is good enough. Did I understand correctly that these glasses can come up without drugs along? Is it difficult to learn to use? Is it there is only one model that fits all? If I am not satisfied with them, you return the price, if the refund is made ​​within 30 days, except for $ 40 ?

    My best regards
    Tuija Pietikäinen

    1. amirbaram Post author

      Hi Tuija,
      The GaitAid has helped people off medication. Also for people with DBS whose DBS didn’t help their walking.
      The GaitAid is very easy to use – I am sending you the user manual so you can get a better idea how it’s used.
      The glasses come with three sizes of nose clips and ear buds to accommodate different faces.
      If you are not satisfied with them we do refund the whole payment except for $40 (unless you live out of the U.S. in which case international shipping fees are not refunded).
      You would have a full 30 days to try them – we receive notice from UPS when you receive the device. After 30 days you can decide if you want to return it. If you decide to return – you need to ship it back to our address in MA, USA.
      Please let me know if you have any other questions.
      Best wishes,

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