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Driving electromechanically assisted Gait Trainer for people with stroke

Marco Iosa, PhD, et al.


Gait Trainer (GT): (a) Frontal and (b) lateral views of nondisabled subject performing GT session, and (c) GT controller showing number of strides performed (not number of steps, as incorrectly shown on GT controller) and effective body-weight support measured by GT dynamometer. At bottom are step length selector and walking speed selector (which is actually cadence selector).

In the last decade, devices for electromechanically assisted gait training have been developed to allow nonambulatory patients to practice intensive, task-oriented exercise. Our review of this training focuses on body-weight support, walking speed, and harness accelerations. Our original study provides interesting results suitable for properly selecting parameters in electromechanically assisted gait training that can increase the treatment effectiveness for patients with subacute stroke.

Volume 48 Number 2, 2011
   Pages 135 — 146


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Iosa M, Morone G, Bragoni M, De Angelis D, Venturiero V, Coiro P, Pratesi L, Paolucci S. Driving electromechanically assisted Gait Trainer for people with stroke. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(2):135-46.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.04.0069
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