Robotics for Lower Limb Rehabilitation

Alberto Esquenazi, Mukul Talaty

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Improving walking function is a desirable outcome in rehabilitation and of high importance for social and vocational reintegration for persons with neurologic-related gait impairment. Robots for lower limb gait rehabilitation are designed principally to help automate repetitive labor-intensive training during neurorehabilitation. These include tethered exoskeletons, end-effector devices, untethered exoskeletons, and patient-guided suspension systems. This article reviews the first 3 categories and briefly mentions the fourth. Research is needed to further define the therapeutic applications of these devices. Additional technical improvements are expected regarding device size, controls, and battery life for untethered devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-397
Number of pages13
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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