Robotic orthoses for body weight-supported treadmill training

Patricia Winchester, Ross Querry

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Abstract

BWSTT has become an accepted standard of care in gait rehabilitation methods. This type of locomotor training has many functional benefits, but the physical labor costs are considerable. To reduce therapist effort and improve the repeatability of locomotor training, three groups have developed commercially available robotic devices for assisted stepping. The purpose of these robotic devices is to augment locomotor rehabilitation by decreasing therapist manual assistance, increasing the amount of stepping practice, while decreasing therapist effort. Current clinical studies have yielded positive and promising results in locomotor rehabilitation in patients with neurologic impairments of stroke or SCI. The potential benefits from robotic technology are significant for clinical use and research. As further research is conducted, rehabilitation therapists and patient outcomes will be able to contribute to the development of current and future technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-172
Number of pages14
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2006

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Orthotic Devices
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Rehabilitation
Body Weight
Technology
Equipment and Supplies
Standard of Care
Gait
Research
Nervous System
Stroke
Costs and Cost Analysis

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Robotic orthoses for body weight-supported treadmill training. / Winchester, Patricia; Querry, Ross.

In: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, Vol. 17, No. 1, 02.2006, p. 159-172.

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