Robotic Gait System
The robotic gait system is an innovative therapy, involving a system with advanced robotic technology that helps treat gait disorders, as well as balance and motor coordination.
This method is suitable for a wide range of patients with abnormal gait. The robotic gait system can be used on patients who have had a stroke and who suffer from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, paraplegia, and other neurological and orthopedic disorders.
The robotic walking system is particularly advantageous in that it is also suitable for wheelchair users. Apart from the main function, it acts as a supporting device in terms of pain reduction, reducing spasticity and improving patients’ cardiorespiratory capacity.
The robotic gait system consists of four parts: a platform that is automatically synchronized with one’s walking speed, a body suspension system, the robotic system that moves the legs, and the system software. The advanced software of the gait system control adjusts the robotic arms through detectors that provide information during the system’s operation throughout the walking process and also adjusts the power and speed, depending on each patient’s own capabilities.
In the early stage of the process, where the patient still lacks the ability to stand or cannot move his/her legs, he/she undergoes training to walk. In this way, the patient is properly trained to the standard gait, eliminating the risk of falling and the need for three therapists to handle the patient. However, the most important benefit of this is the reduced recovery time.
Gait training with robotic technology is a completely safe method since the system operates in a controlled and secure environment with safety valves, always aimed at ensuring the patient’s personal integrity and health.
A specialized scientific team of physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors evaluate the patient and determine the frequency, number and timing of treatments. An illustrative 20-24 treatments are effective in most cases.
Generally, the robotic gait system is a valuable method for treating patients with abnormal gait, provided that the patient maintains his/her walking ability and has a normal range of motion for joints of the lower limbs.
At the Evexia Rehabilitation Center, our experienced team of doctors will help you and inform you about the benefits of treatment, as well as the effectiveness and potential of its results.
Below you can find true testimonies of patients who have used the robotic gait system:
Female patient, 18 years old, with Guillain-Barre Syndrome , a neuromuscular disease that caused her lower limbs to be paralyzed. The patient was in a wheelchair, could walk a few steps with a walker and had the strong will to walk normally again.
“I felt weak due to paralysis of my legs and had fallen twice. I used the robotic gait system for four months and now I can run.”
Female patient, 62 years old, suffered a stroke with left hemiplegia.
“When I walked, I could not bend my knee so I walked in a peculiar way and very slowly. I followed the program for two months with the robotic gait system and now I walk with greater comfort and safety. At the same time, it improved my ability to walk longer distances.”
Male patient, 34 years old, with multiple sclerosis and electric wheelchair user.
“I used a pool for five years to manage maintenance of my muscles in good condition and to reduce spasticity. I used the robotic gait system three times a week for three months. The benefits were numerous and immediate. I increased my strength and now I can stand upright more easily and for longer periods. I increased my durability and perform my daily activities more efficiently. I have better balance and less stiffness. My movements are easier and safer. I want to continue the sessions to maintain my independence.”
The robotic gait system requires will and determination in order to achieve the maximum results possible.
At the Evexia Rehabilitation Center, hospitalized patients, who once experienced great difficulty in walking, are now able to walk after completing treatment through such rehabilitation.
The advantages of assisted robotic system therapy include:
- Reduced recovery time
- Retraining of the brain to automatically process gait
- Achieving many repetitions of the gait cycle accurately and at the same standard
- Reduced spasticity
- This is the only treatment that is applied at an early stage
- Provision of a safe and controlled environment for treatment
- Unlike other treatments, it can help patients with problems that are not only recent, but also chronic
- Achievement of better results