About Lokomat Therapy
Robot-assisted walking therapy is a form of Gait Training
that uses a robotic device to help a person improve his or her ability to walk. The patient is suspended in a harness over atreadmill, and an exoskeleton robotic frame, attached by straps to the outside of the legs, moves the legs in a natural walking pattern.
A computer controls the pace of walking and measures the body’s response to the movement.The pediatric model also has an interactive gaming interfacewhich, through cartoon characters and challenges, motivates children and provides them instruction. . In the Lokomat, the robotic device does most of the heavy work, the pattern and pace are consistent throughout the session, and the exercise can be sustained over longer periods of time, making it more effective.