International Journal of Neurorehabilitation

ISSN: 2376-0281

Open Access

Andrew Bivard

School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia

  • Research Article   
    Therapy with a Free-Standing Robotic Exoskeleton in People with Advanced Multiple Sclerosis: A Feasibility Study
    Author(s): Nicola Postol*, Jessica Grissell, Caitlyn McHugh, Andrew Bivard, Neil Spratt and Jodie Marquez

    Background: Evidence for the use of lower limb robotic exoskeletons for people with advanced multiple sclerosis is in its early stages, and to date there have been no published studies into the use of free-standing exoskeletons in this population. Objective: This study aimed to determine the feasibility of a course of therapy in a free-standing robotic exoskeleton with people with advanced multiple sclerosis. Methods: Following a 12 week wait list control period participants with advanced multiple sclerosis (Kurtzke Expanded Disability Status Scale score of ≥6.0) completed 12 weeks of twice weekly therapy in a free-standing robotic exoskeleton. A battery of assessments was performed at participant enrolment including motor function, balance, strength, independence and health-related quality of life, commencement.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2376-0281.2023.10.507

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