Assistive Kinetics, Powered By Shapemaster

Assistive Kinetics is a range of power assisted exercise equipment designed and manufactured in the UK by Shapemaster,  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 residents
  • 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 Shapemaster machine we were able to purchase is a high tech piece of equipment that allows for chest expansion which is very good for relieving the challenging physical symptoms of respiratory diseases which many of our patients are living with. There is still a perception that the hospice cares only for those with a cancer diagnosis, but in reality, 40% of the people we provide care to have a non-cancer diagnosis.”

Nicola Silk, Physiotherapist, Douglas Macmillan Hospice

“The difference that Shapemaster equipment has made to the quality of life for our residents is simply outstanding. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Shapemaster equipment to other care homes and can honestly say I have never before seen an exercise solution which works so well for people with mobility problems. It is simply life changing.”

Carole Hunt, General Manager, Hillcrest Care Home


Our unique power assisted exercise equipment can complement existing therapies and support multidisciplinary therapy teams and professionals offering specialist care and day services.

Key Benefits

  • Supports health and wellbeing
  • Enables vulnerable adults to move safely
  • Promotes good mental health
  • Complements weekly activity programmes
  • Helps manage a wide range of long term health conditions
  • Encourages peer interaction
  • Supports a wide range of rehabilitation needs
  • Improves strength, balance and mobility
  • Low cost – as little as 26p per resident per day (based on 20 beds)
  • Easy plug and play installation

Case Studies

Heather Grange
West Berkshire Therapy Centre


A recent survey conducted amongst older adults aged 65+ indicated:

  • 70% say they can move better
  • 33% indicate that their mobility has improved
  • 27% say they can move parts of their body that they couldn’t move before
  • 24% say their social life has improved
  • 22% indicate they can walk further


Contact us

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