Rugged Interactive

Disability

Fully inclusive fitness products for the largest possible range or users. Improve hand-eye coordination, core strength and balance.

 

Engage and stimulate.

Highly effective mental stimulation and physical development for all ages and levels of physical activity.

CardioWall
Portrait

 

A versatile fitness tool.

The basis for serious sports training routines or physical rehabilitation.

CardioWall
Landscape

 

Ideal for elites, kids and wheelchair users - a versatile, yet easy to use training aid.

CardioWall
Compact Duo

 

A versatile fitness tool. The basis for serious sports training routines or physical rehabilitation.

 

"The CardioWall installed on Endcliffe Ward (Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust) has already proved to be a HUGE hit with service users, and staff are enjoying it too!"

 

CHARLOTTE WILLIAMS

Senior Physiotherapist

 
Disability
Motivation tailored to you...

 

Rugged Interactive's exercise tools, such as the CardioWall, are highly engaging for both the body and mind. The CardioWall is a recognised product in the disability sector and aims to provide an accessible method of exercise and mental stimulation for people with a range of learning difficulties and physical impairments. The CardioWall enables cognitive, sensory and physical development for players of all ages and abilities and improves a range of physical and psychological areas including motor skills, coordination and concentration.

 

Cardiowa
CardioWall Landscape at EKC
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The CardioWall is suitable for those with educational, hearing and sensory impairments and those with physical disabilities or those who are wheelchair bound. Due to the specific programmes provided and its adaptability, the CardioWall allows inclusion for a diverse range of users. The CardioWall can provide a full-body workout with sensory and audio features to help stimulate and motivate players. The scoring system allows progression and development to be monitored, provides an element of competition and further acts as a motivator for players. Addictive and accessible fitness!

 

It is estimated that there are nearly 12 million disabled people in the UK (2011/12). Therefore, ensuring physical activity and exercise is available and accessible to this sector of society is of upmost importance.

 

Government physical activity guidelines (2011) are seen to be broadly applicable to people with physical, mental, emotional and intellectual impairments. Yet only 1 in 5 disabled people in England are taking part in sport and physical activity, despite the English Federation of Disability Sport (2013) revealing that 7/10 disabled people want to participate in more exercise. It is clear that the importance of making physical activity and exercise accessible to people of all ages and abilities is vital.

 

CardioWall Landscape at EKC
CardioWall Compact Duo Bridge Park
CardioWall Portrait at Arbour Vale

 

Adults and children with special educational needs can sometimes be restricted in their participation in physical activity and it is widely accepted that specific activities may require adaptation to individual needs and abilities. Therefore, the CardioWall has developed programmes that can be tailored towards each individual dependent upon their ability, with sensory and ability options available to help permit exercise and fitness for those who are less able. The sensory option provides soft-impact light transitions, therefore there is no risk of ‘flashing’ unsettling someone who is prone to epilepsy. The sensory CardioWall also includes and ASD-friendly ‘SoundBoard’ program which is an interactive, multi-sound, non-competitive sound synthesiser. It is extremely popular with users whom have sensory processing disorders such as autism, brain injury, dementia and learning disabilities.

 

Landscape CardioWalls are also available for wheelchair users and accessories specifically for those with disabilities, such as reach extenders are a great addition to aid those with limited upper body movement or those who are wheelchair bound.

The interactive CardioWall has a number of disability-specific functions to help engage and motivate users. The contrasting colours, visual instructions and colour-coded game labels make the CardioWall highly visual and easy to use. Spoken voice commands with adjustable volume control encourage users with partial sight or difficulties reading to get involved.

 

The CardioWall is highly robust so suitable for challenging environments or when additional equipment is used with it. The CardioWall contributes to personal, social and physical development alongside improvements in physical fitness.

 

Areas of improvement include increases in:

  • Balance

  • Coordination for both dominant and non-dominant sides

  • Confidence

  • Control and accuracy

  • Core strength and posture

  • Cardiovascular fitness

  • Focus and concentration

  • Motor skills

  • Muscular strength

  • Visuomotor training

 

The CardioWall also encourages competition, builds on team-work and communication and develops independence. Team games can be used to develop a number of these aspects further and help provide a real sense of group cohesion and achievement through enjoyable exercise.

The CardioWall is enjoyable and easy to understand allowing users to engage in exercise without really thinking! It provides instant feedback to users and carers allowing the capture and progression of data and analysis.

CardioWalls have been installed in a number of community centres and gyms for a diverse group of users of all ages and abilities. The feedback from users and carers has been overwhelmingly positive from both perspectives and carers have reported significant impact on the health and wellbeing of users. Many carers and managers have also observed increased interest in their residents and users to want to exercise.

Who can benefit from using the CardioWall?

 

Those with:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Dementia

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

  • Downs syndrome

  • Dwarfism / restricted growth

  • Dyspraxia

  • Hearing impairments

  • Intellectual disabilities

  • Neuromuscular / orthopaedic disorders

  • Partial sight / visually impaired

  • Restricted movement

  • Sensory impairments

  • Or who are wheelchair bound

 

 

We can help you!

 

For smaller charities, we work with wctd to assist in the purchase of a CardioWall for one of your sites. There can be up to 90% funding available!

 

Please get in touch and we will see what we can do to help!

Download the wctd Grant Funding Partnership Document.

 

View Rugged Interactive on the wctd website.

 

 

 

Disability

Case Studies

 

Arbour Vale SEN School

"The CardioWall particularly lends itself to an ‘open play’ PE."

How CardioWall helps promote coordination, motivation and problem-solving for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre

"A versatile piece of equipment that addresses the needs of our diverse residents and participants."

Bridge Park purchased a pair of CardioWall Compacts to add a physical and mental challenge to their sessions.

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Ernest Kleinwort Court

A single piece of equipment has the power to transform many lives.

Ernest Kleinwort Court in Sussex became the first residential centre in the UK to install the innovative interactive CardioWall. 

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