Putting hybrid gait trainers to the test

2018-01-29T13:24:37Z (GMT) by Jakob Tiebel
Based on current evidence, the recovery of walking ability is best practised by walking, and this includes training on the ground. However, training cannot be carried out using a robot-assisted gait trainer. Therefore, in order to enable patients to train walking under conditions that reflect everyday life at an early stage during inpatient rehabilitation, various hybrid systems are trying to establish themselves at the interface with stationary gait training robots. Their manufacturers promise to close the gap between stationary gait training and walking freely on the ground. But have they managed to achieve this?