Spatiotemporal gait characteristic changes with gait training using the hybrid assistive limb for chronic stroke patients.

Affiliation

Rehabilitation Unit, Kyoto University Hospital, Japan. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Robotic rehabilitation has been attracting attention as a means to carry out "intensive", "repetitive", "task-specific", gait training. The newly developed robotic device, the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL), is thought to have the possibility of having an excellent effect on gait speed improvement over the conventional automatic programed assist robot. The purpose of this study was to investigate the spatiotemporal characteristics related to gait speed improvement using the HAL in chronic stroke patients.

Keywords

Chronic stroke,Gait cycle,Gait speed,Robotics rehabilitation,The hybrid assistive limb,

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