Safety Information

Intended Use

The Vector Elite system is a body weight support system designed to accelerate physical rehabilitation of patients with severe gait and/or balance impairment. The system unloads a programmed amount of weight to enable the patient to practice walking with less than his or her full body weight.


Contraindications

Prior to use, all patients need to be deemed medically stable and appropriate by a trained healthcare professional. Patients with the following diagnoses, symptoms, or findings should not use the Vector Elite system:


Precautions

CAUTION: Inspect the harness prior to use. Do not use if the harness straps are torn, if there is separation in the harness stitching, or if the Velcro® is unable to adhere. Contact Bioness or your local distributor to order a replacement harness.

CAUTION: Extra precautions should be taken with the patient when the Fall Limit is disabled, due to the possibility of patient injury.


Electromagnetic Emissions

The Vector Elite System needs special precautions regarding electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). The system needs to be installed and put into service according to the EMC information provided in this manual.


Warnings

WARNING: Make sure the Vector Elite system is powered off at the wall mounted power supply box before wiping the trolley body or mechanical track.