The robot takes over gait training on crutches
Therapists can schedule training according to patients' needs. Patients can register on the robot and perform self-training around the clock.The robot actively corrects the patient's gait and documents the training. Therapists can check the results.
Use after surgery on the lower extremities, for example:
- total hip arthroplasties (THA), total knee arthroplasties (TKA), femur fractures etc.
- corrective osteotomies
- cartilage lesions, injuries of the muscle-ligament apparatus, etc.
Therapy approach - Patients benefit from robot-assisted gait training on crutches by:
- commitment due to fixed dates for self-training with the robot
- feedback during self-training
- improvement of knee-range-of-motion*
- improvement of walking speed*
- higher motivation for self-training**
Sources:* “Mobile Robot-Based Gait Training after Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) Improves Walking in Biomechanical Gait Analysis” DOI:10.3390/jcm10112416, May 2021 Journal of Clinical Medicine ** Meyer, S., Fricke, C., Robotisches Gangtraining bei Hüft-OPs in den Waldkliniken Eisenberg, SIBIS Institut für Sozial- und Technikforschung GmbH, Berlin, 2019
In the future, the robot’s fields of application will also be expanded for third-party providers. The mode of operation resembles a smartphone on wheels.