Robotic Exosuit Augmented Locomotion (REAL) gait training

Soft robotic exosuits are capable of improving post-stroke walking patterns when they are worn and powered on. We believe that these immediate gait benefits can be leveraged during gait rehabilitation to facilitate durable, long-standing therapeutic improvements in both the speed and quality of post-stroke walking. To this end, we are developing a standardized Robotic Exosuit Augmented Locomotion (REAL) gait training program centered on our team’s understanding of human-exosuit interaction and contemporary motor learning concepts. This project is currently in early consideration-of-concept and demonstration-of-concept phases.

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Publications

These Legs were Made for Propulsion: Advancing the Diagnosis and Treatment of Post-Stroke Propulsion Deficits.
Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.
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The ReWalk ReStoreTM Soft Robotic Exosuit: A Multi-site Clinical Trial of the Safety, Reliability, and Feasibility of Exosuit-Augmented Post-Stroke Gait Rehabilitation.
Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
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Walking Faster and Farther With a Soft Robotic Exosuit: Implications for Post-Stroke Gait Assistance and Rehabilitation.
IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology.
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Reducing Circumduction and Hip Hiking During Hemiparetic Walking through Targeted Assistance of the Paretic Limb using a Soft Robotic Exosuit.
American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
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A Soft Robotic Exosuit Improves Walking in Patients after Stroke.
Science Translational Medicine.
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Study Flyer

We are recruiting study participants for gait training with and without the robotic exosuit!