The Intelligently Controlled Assistive Rehabilitation Elliptical trainer was developed by Madonna under a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to help physically challenged individuals and those with chronic conditions regain or retain their walking ability and levels of physical fitness.
The technology and training system helps individuals build strength, mobility, control and endurance so that they can walk and move more easily.
The ICARE integrates a motor that can assist users to train in either the forward or reverse directions at variable speeds. Different levels of assistance means a user can override the motor by simply pushing at a faster speed than the device is set. The ICARE also features four different hand hold options that adjust to the user’s unique needs. The foot pedals includes straps that can be used to anchor the user’s foot to the pedal, a useful feature that helps sustain a consistent position on the pedal.