Neurorehabilitation Technology, ch. Technology of the robotic gait orthosis Lokomat, Chapter 13

Rehabilitation robots allow for a longer and more intensive locomotor training than that achieved by conventional therapies. Robot-assisted treadmill training also offers the ability to provide objective feedback within one training session and to monitor functional improvements over time. This article provides an overview of the technical approach for one of these systems known as “Lokomat” including new features such as hip ab/adduction actuation, cooperative control strategies, assessment tools, and augmented feedback. These special technical functions may be capable of further enhancing training quality, training intensity, and patient participation.


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