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Application FieldLower Extremity
UsageClinical Usage
IndicationsGenerate and modulate muscle force, Develop muscular endurance, Coordinate muscle activity, Develop cardiovascular and aerobic capacity, Modulate and control speed
Device typeRobotic, Sensory Device/Virtual Reality/Augmented Feedback
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SummaryHocoma's Lokomat is a driven gait orthosis that automates locomotion therapy on a treadmill and improves the efficiency of treadmill training.
Long DescriptionLocomotion therapy supported by an automated gait orthosis on a treadmill has shown to be an effective intervention for improving over-ground walking function caused by neurological diseases and injuries in many cases. The Lokomat system assists walking movements of gait-impaired patients and is used to improve mobility in individuals following stroke, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis as well as other neurological diseases and injuries. The LokomatPro has been on the market since 2001 and has been a crucial improvement in the art and science of locomotion therapy. The product is based on research and development activities at the Balgrist University Hospital. We are proud to present a new version of the LokomatPro as of March 2011 (depending on national registration procedures). This new version of the LokomatPro features a new and more compact design and is equipped with the Augmented Performance Feedback and a touch screen as a standard. In the future, upgrading options (e.g. additional degrees of freedom at the hip joint, sophisticated control strategy, higher gait speed) will extend the LokomatPro as a sophisticated gait training device that supports the therapists and the patients in reaching their therapy goals. Advantages of Lokomat®Pro based therapy: •longer and more intensive training sessions compared to manual treadmill training •real time feedback for a higher motivation and compliance •physiological gait pattern provided by individually adjustable orthoses, guidance force and body weight support •assessment and reporting functionality for an easy measurement of the patient’s progress •Pediatric Orthoses: an optional add-on module offering the first driven gait orthosis for functional and motivating locomotion therapy for small children
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