Robot-assisted gait training is a unique exercise
modality for people with incomplete spinal cord injury
(iSCI) because the large muscles of the legs are
activated while the contribution of the arms is limited.
The results of this study showed that in spite of
the low exercise intensity of the training program, a
period of robot-assisted gait training induced some
improvement in cardiorespiratory fitness in iSCI.
Therefore, robot-assisted gait training can be used as
an additional form of exercise in people with iSCI
because of potential health benefits associated with
this unique exercise modality.
Volume 50 Number 10, 2013
Pages 1411 — 1422
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