The MiraColt™ Relieves
the Symptoms of Autism

The MiraColt, as a hippotherapy simulator for in-home use or a therapy center,
is a proven effective intervention for individuals with Autism and their families.

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What is Autism?

Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects approximately 1 in 54 children in the United States. It causes developmental deficits in communication, cognition (or thought processing), social interactions and certain restricted repetitive behaviors. This affects social skills, speech, nonverbal communication, and self-regulation. Autism spectrum disorder is complex, being a group of four more specific diagnoses, so the degree to which a child is affected by this disability can greatly vary based on a “spectrum level.” Whereas some forms of autism in adults can require close monitoring and daily support, people with high functioning autism can operate independently with consistent routine and structure.

Signs of autism can be seen in children as early as 18 months, but usually appear by age 2 or 3. It affects boys 3-4x more than girls, with girls typically expressing less obvious ASD signals than boys. Research suggests that early intervention for people with autism leads to better outcomes later in life and does significantly limit the symptomatic impacts of the disease on both the affected child and their care giving family.

The MiraColt™

The MiraColt™ from Chariot Innovations Inc., is a unique mechanical device that matches almost exactly the walking gait of a horse. It was first conceived in 2012 by Dr. Brian Garner, a mechanical engineering professor at Baylor University, and is backed by over 8 years of research and development. It has been in use in homes, autism research centers and autism Care centers since 2012. The graphs below show how the device matches almost exactly the riding motion of a horse. A key factor responsible for ability to replicate the benefits of hippotherapy gained from riding a real horse.

MiraColt Motion Graphs

How can the MiraColt™ help?

The MiraColt™, as a hippotherapy simulator, is an effective tool in the intervention for people with autism. Hippotherapy has proven to be highly beneficial in developing cognitive, language and sensory skills, in addition to emotional bonds for children and adults who experience autism. The benefits are derived from the walking motion(gait) of a horse which the MiraColt replicates almost exactly.

The MiraColt’s versatility allows it to help meet the needs of individuals with autism, wherever they are. It not only serves as an enhancement to therapeutic practices in clinics, but also allows families to utilize the device in the privacy of their own home. Rather than serving as a replacement to traditional therapy, the MiraColt™ seeks to amplify ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis), physical, speech, and cognitive behavioral therapy to improve the quality of life of people affected autism.

Riding the MiraColt™ promotes significantly improved interpersonal skills for those on the autism spectrum by aiding in speech development and nonverbal communication. The device elicits neural stimulation and an overall calming effect to help counteract hypersensitivity and repetitive behaviors in children. It also serves as a teaching aid for kids, where cognitive improvements are directly transferable to the classroom setting. Studies show these benefits result in improved educational development and social interactivity for individuals with autism. It has also shown to reduce care related stress for their families and granted them greater freedom.

Emma Lean, a physical therapist and riding instructor at Joyride Center (A PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center) emphasized the positive impact the MiraColt had on Joyride’s patients with autism, rating it a 10 out of 10 for its ability to improve functionality and aid in distinctive progression.

Our solution? A safe, accessible, and affordable
device to be used in a clinic or home setting.

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