Relearn how to walk with Hocoma’s Lokomat, a robotic-assisted therapy device that enables intensive gait training for severely impaired neurological patients.
The Lokomat uses an individually adjustable exoskeleton combined with dynamic body weight support, with adjustable hip and knee joint angles to tailor the device to a patient’s specific needs during training. Customisable and versatile, the Lokomat can train a wide range of patients to develop a healthy physiological gait pattern – even those with severe disabilities.
The Lokomat allows therapists to focus on the patient and their therapy, rather than be limited by the strain of traditional gait therapy. It enhances staff efficiency and safety, which leads to higher training intensity, more treatments per therapist, and consistent, superior patient care. (Picture credits: Hocoma, Switzerland.)
Challenging your patients
During rehabilitation, patients need to be challenged beyond their individual capabilities. This is where the Lokomat can truly benefit your patients. Speed, loading and robotic support can be adjusted to optimally shape the intensity of the therapy, and patients are motivated to reach their goals with various game-like exercises. Their level of activity influences the performance of the task, the gait pattern and the speed.
The Lokomat provides a natural plantar pressure distribution, sensory feedback and physiological vertical displacement during the complete gait cycle. This Augmented Performance Feedback (APF) maximises the effect of gait training. Studies have shown when using APF, muscle activation and cardiovascular exertion can be considerably increased.
The Lokomat for Paediatric use
The Lokomat Pro can be fitted with standard orthoses for adults or with paediatric orthoses, which are available as an optional module. This enables gait training for young patients.
The paediatric orthoses are designed to accommodate small children by offering a special set of harnesses and cuffs that provide a precise fit for patients with femurs between 21 and 35 cm (8.3 – 13.8 in.). The two interchangeable sets of orthoses can be easily swapped out by the therapist for a versatile rehabilitation solution, and both offer the same wide range of therapy benefits.
Case studies and research
Lokomat therapy is backed up by nearly 20 years of clinical research, and is the best investigated device in robot assisted gait rehabilitation today.
More than 400 studies have been published on Lokomat therapy in peer-reviewed journals, so visit www.knowledge.hocoma.com to read more.
State-of-the-art gait rehabilitation
Patients are becoming increasingly more informed about what the most effective and efficient therapy is, and they use this information to decide where to go for their rehabilitation.
All patients look to receive the most effective training possible, and the Lokomat ensures high quality and repetitive gait rehabilitation—a great reason why a patient might decide on your clinic.
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