The Fortis horseback riding simulator delivers 3D movements and has a wide range of benefits in training and rehabilitation.
Fortis horse riding equipment offers a realistic 3D simulation of horseback riding and provides a varied range of benefits, both as a form of exercise and as a rehabilitation tool. The simulator delivers a full body workout, helping users burn calories, develop different muscle groups and improve posture, resilience, dynamic balance and overall health. An hour of exercise with the simulator burns 654 calories on average, which is considerably more than other popular forms of cardio training, such as swimming (490 kcal), running (398 kcal) and cycling (327 kcal).
The award-winning riding simulator can reproduce over 100 different movements of a horse, enabling users to experience different types of horseback riding, from walking to hurdle races, and to reap all the benefits of the integrated exercise.
The Fortis simulator won the Grand Prize at the 2006 INPEX, the Invention and New Product Exposition, the largest invention convention in the United States, in recognition of excellence in the category of therapeutic inventions. The simulator's benefits in therapy were proven in a study conducted by a team of researchers at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.
The study focused on the use of multi-sensory stimulation in developing a range of physical skills in children. The experience that the simulator delivers through the use of advanced technology proved highly motivational for children as it allowed them to experience the joy and excitement of horseback riding. The therapy itself improved their exercise function, muscle activity and thickness, and spine alignment. The Fortis simulator enabled them to exercise for a longer period of time without feeling tired or bored, which is a common problem that therapists and patients face in traditional rehabilitation programs.
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