Exoskeletal Neuro-Rehabilitation in Chronic Paraplegic Patients – Initial Results

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Treadmill training after traumatic spinal cord injury is established as a therapy to improve walking capabilities in incomplete injured patients. In this study we investigate walking capabilities after a three month period of HAL® exoskeleton supported treadmill training in patients with chronic (>6 month) complete/incomplete (ASIA A – ASIA C) spinal cord injury. We monitored walking distance, walking speed and walking time with additional analysis of functional improvement by using the 10-m-walk test, the timed-up-and-go test and the WISCI II score in combination with the ASIA classification.


Spinal Cord Injury Spinal Cord Injury Patient Treadmill Training Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Body Weight Support 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General and Trauma Surgery, BG University Hospital BergmannsheilRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Department of Neurology, BG University Hospital BergmannsheilRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, BG University Hospital BergmannsheilRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany
  4. 4.Cyberdyne Inc., Institute of Engineering, Mechanics and SystemsUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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