Robotic system with weight support

Gait Training Robot

With its gait training robot, Neuro-Concept offers the possibility of gait re-training by robotic assistance. It allows you to walk on flat ground as well as to go up and down stairs. It is intelligent and has a unique adaptive mode. Innovative, it does not force the customer to follow a forced walking pattern.

Body weight reduction by suspension harnesses allows the therapist to manage the load on the lower limbs and thus reduce stress on the bones in cases of advanced osteoporosis. The therapist also has access to the client’s legs to work on proprioceptive feedback and adjust legs alignment. The mirror placed in front of the robot makes it possible to work on neuropathic pain and also on the cortical neuroplasticity.

The G-EO System Evolution® is the result of a high level technological and medical mastery, resulting from the partnership work between clinicians and engineers.

The G-EO system is an integral part of intensive rehabilitation programs (link to intensive rehabilitation) for neurological patients. It can also be used for training alone when it comes to prevention, gait training with a new prosthesis for amputee clients or cardiovascular training in the standing position for wheelchair clients.

As the first rehabilitation center to have this type of robotics, Neuro-Concept has become an expert in the use of this gait training robot and allows it to mobilize clients suffering from locked-in syndromes, coma awakening phase, quadriplegia, complete paraplegia, post-stroke, etc.

Its functionalities:

  • Gait pattern : The system replicates floor walking using the most advanced and safest robotic assistance technology, with several adjustable settings. Reha Technology designed the G-EO/Patient interface to minimize the risk of skin abrasions and joint damage.
  • Practicing a portion of the gait cycle  : It is also possible to work on only one portion of the gait cycle. Thus the client can repeat the midstance, initial contact, toe off phases.
  • Going up and down stairs : The main goals of gait rehabilitation are not only for patients to re-learn how to walk on the floor but also for them to regain their ability to walk up and down stairs. G-EO System Evolution® can simulate any human gait movement. It enables therapists to program these movements into a specific combination of exercises adapted to each patient to increase the chances of regaining independence in everyday life.
  • Adaptive model : Le modèle G-EO Evolution® offers “intelligent control” which allows it to react in real time to a patient’s abilities. This feature is extremely important once the patient is capable of actively initiating movement; G-EO System Evolution® reduces the support and automatically adjusts the walking parameters until the patient can walk independently from the robotic gait trainer.
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Scientific papers:

  • Stefan Hesse, MD; Christopher Tomelleri, PhD; Anita Bardeleben, MA; Cordula Werner, MA; Andreas Waldner, MD. Pratique de la marche et de la montée d’escaliers par assistance robotisée chez des patients non ambulatoires ayant subi un AVC. Journal of Rehabilitation, Research and Development, 2012.
  • Patrizio Sale; Maria Francesca De Pandis; Le Pera Domenica; Ivan Sova; Veronica Cimolin; Andrea Ancillao; Giorgio Albertini; Manuela Galli; Fabrizio Stocchi and Marco Franceschini. Robot-assisted walking training for individuals with Parkinson’s disease: a pilot randomized controlled trial. BMC Neurology, 2013.
  • Patrizio Sale; Fabrizio Stocchi; Daniele Galafate; Maria Francesca De Pandis; Domenica Le Pera; Ivan Sova, Manuela Galli; Calogero Foti and Marco Franceschini. Effects of robot assisted gait training in progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP): a preliminary report.Front. Hum. Neurosci., 2014