A physical therapist works with a patient walking with the Walkbot gait training system (Photo: Daejonilbo.com)
The Walkbot is one of the first robotic walking gait training systems to be commercialized and is already in use in three Korean hospitals
The Walkbot requires the supervision of just one physical therapist, as opposed to traditional gait training which requires between three and five therapists
The Walkbot can be used to rehabilitate patients recovering from stroke, spinal cord injuries, and many other conditions
According to researchers at the University of Twente, "There is growing scientific evidence that task specific and intensive training of actively performed movements results in the largest functional improvement"
P&S Mechanics also offers the Walkbot_K, which is ideal for pediatric care
After suffering a stroke or spinal cord injury, a patient regaining their ability to walk typically requires three to five physical therapists supporting them while physically moving their limbs. This is not only physically exhausting, but leaves therapists at risk of personal injury. Now, the leading health care facilities in Korea have adopted a rehab robot that only requires one therapist – the Walkbot combines an adjustable lower-body robotic exoskeleton that moves a patient's legs in time with a treadmill.
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