LOPES Rehabilitation Device Helps Stroke Victims Walk Again

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  February 26, 2011 at 12:13 PM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
Researchers of LOPES (LOwer-extremity Powered Exo Skeleton) hope to get a rehabilitation device in the clinic by mid-2012, to assess motor skills and assist stroke victims to walk again. 'LOPES' is a 10year old project from the Netherland's University of Twente.
 LOPES Rehabilitation Device Helps Stroke Victims Walk Again
LOPES Rehabilitation Device Helps Stroke Victims Walk Again

The newer version of LOPES provides better leg movements when compared to traditional rehabilitative devices like leg braces or the upcoming ReWalk.

Presently researchers are trying to make LOPES more compact and adjustment friendly for personalized training and therapy. In gait data from the users of LOPES will be used for helping scientists design walking algorithms for autonomous exoskeletons.

Source: Medindia

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I would like to know more about LOPES Rehabilitation. My son was 26 years old when he suffered a severe brain injury and a stroke to the right side of his head. He is doing very well except he can no see now and still cannot walk. We have a second step to help him stand up with but he does not know how to take a step. He is 6'5" and weighs 290 lbs it is very difficult to help pick up his size 15 shoe. I am his mother and I have a helper for a few hours each day but I need Prof. help.
mother Thursday, September 1, 2011

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