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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.

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  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury Patient
  • Treadmill Training
  • Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
  • Body Weight Support

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Aach, M. et al. (2013). Exoskeletal Neuro-Rehabilitation in Chronic Paraplegic Patients – Initial Results. In: Pons, J., Torricelli, D., Pajaro, M. (eds) Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation. Biosystems & Biorobotics, vol 1. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34546-3_36

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