Use of a Powered Orthotic Exoskeleton to Promote Mobility Through Improved Squat, Knee Flexion and Loading of the Paretic Leg in Persons with Chronic Stroke
Ann M. Spungen
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July 2020 -
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Ninety percent of stroke survivors have clinically significant gait impairments that lead to secondary medical complications, including cardiovascular deconditioning and reduced quality of life (QOL). Several rehabilitative interventions that increase the level of activity and mobility have been shown to be beneficial. Challenges posed by most of these locomotor gait training interventions require recurring visits to a rehabilitation center. The recent development of novel powered exoskeletons o...