The effectiveness of a novel cable-driven gait trainer (Robowalk) combined with conventional physiotherapy compared to conventional physiotherapy alone following stroke: a randomised controlled trial
Robert Stolz, Rohini Nayyar, Julie Louie, Kelly J Bower, Sanjoy K Paul, Louisa Ng
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION RESEARCH | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019
There is increasing interest in gait training devices to improve walking ability in people following stroke. This randomised controlled trial aimed to compare the effectiveness of the Robowalk, a novel cable-driven gait trainer combined with conventional physiotherapy to conventional physiotherapy alone in improving walking speed, endurance, balance, functional outcomes, and quality of life in people following stroke. Rehabilitation inpatients within 3 months following stroke (n = 40) were randomised to standard care with conventional physiotherapy ('control,' n = 20) and cable-driven gait trainer combined with conventional physiotherapy ('intervention,' n = 20). All participants received 1 ..View full abstract
We would like to thank the participants and the therapists involved in this study. The Robowalk device was funded by the Ian Potter Foundation.