Assistive Kinetics, Powered By Shapemaster

Assistive Kinetics is a range of power assisted exercise equipment designed and manufactured in the UK by Shapemaster, which has been specially designed for people living with limited mobility, older adults and for those managing long term conditions including multiple sclerosis, stroke, fibromyalgia, diabetes and arthritis.

Unlike conventional exercise equipment, the Assistive Kinetics range does not rely exclusively on muscle power but by an electronic power system enabling users to work passively or actively, depending on their ability. Shapemaster equipment provides safe exercise to all the major muscle groups and helps to re-train movement patterns, whilst at the same time stimulating metabolic and circulatory systems.

Where is it used?

Power assisted exercise equipment is used by individuals all over the world in a variety of outlets which include specialist rehabilitation & therapy centres, hospitals, care homes and leisure centres.


  • Plug and play installation
  • Removable components for easy access and transfer of service users/ patients
  • Dual function promotes simultaneous movement of upper body and lower limbs
  • User friendly console
  • Soft supports for good positioning and alignment

Who uses it?

Power assisted exercise equipment can be used by almost anyone regardless of age or disability. There is also a large growing number of individuals using the equipment to manage long term conditions and symptoms such as:

  • Stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Balance and co-ordination problems
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-operative rehabilitation, e.g. hip and knee replacements
  • Orthopaedic conditions, e.g. Scoliosis
  • Obesity
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Respiratory conditions, e.g. asthma, COPD, post COVID
  • Spinal cord injury Brain injury Cerebral Palsy
  • MS and other neurological conditions
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fatigue

“The results have been fantastic, not just the physical benefits for patients but the emotional ones as well. I can’t believe the difference power assisted exercise has made to so many people”

Wendy Edge, CEO, Brain and Spinal Injury Centre

“The Assistive Kinetics equipment has enabled me to exercise for the first time in six years and help me regain a more confident post-stroke mobility in addition to healthy weight loss. Anyone waking up from a stroke should have access to this unique and innovative power assisted exercise equipment.”

Dr Sara Payne, MBE

Key Benefits

  • Assistive mechanism supports initiation and enables sustained movement experience
  • Repeated movements for improved neuro plasticity
  • Supports fatigue management
  • Reciprocal and bilateral movement patterns to promote symmetry 
  • Integration of lateral flexion and trunk rotation for increased rib cage mobility
  • Combination therapy enables both cardiovascular & strength training
  • Increased muscle strength associated with movement effort
  • Group facilities support positive peer interaction

Case Studies

I Can Therapy Centre
West Berkshire Therapy Centre


A recent survey conducted amongst over 300 service users indicated:

  • 47% of participants can move better
  • 68% say that since using PAE they generally feel better
  • 23% indicated their social life had improved
  • 27% say they can move parts of their body they couldn’t move before
  • 30% indicated their mobility had improved


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