Mobile therapy and diagnostic robot for gait training on crutches
TEDIRO is researching and developing new applications for its therapy robot, including the training of patients on stairs as part of rehabilitation after lower musculoskeletal surgery and the proportional loading of the operated limbs as part of gait training on crutches.
In addition, various navigation methods, the integration of the robot into the hospital IT and emergency call systems, and the control of the robot via the cloud are being investigated.
As a first application, TEDIRO is developing a system with a mobile robot for gait training on crutches for use in inpatient rehabilitation.
TEDIRO is based on a mobile robotic platform originally developed for industry, being extremely reliable. This platform comprises the drive unit, sensors for autonomous navigation, and robot navigation stack. On top of this platform TEDIRO places the outer design of the robot. The outer design contains a large display which partially serves a friendly robot face. It also contains depth cameras for capturing patient movements.
The project underlying these results was funded by the Free State of Thuringia under the number 2020 FE 0111 and co-financed by European Union funds under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).