Posted on Investors.com 28 November 2011
Life after a stroke can be difficult as many survivors struggle to relearn basic tasks, including walking. A Dutch university has created robotic legs called LOPES that allow patients to walk again. The device supports them as they walk on a treadmill while giving feedback on how to improve their stride.
Unlike similar machines, LOPES allows movement in 3 dimensions, simulating natural movement. The device is being made more compact and is expected to be made available in the Netherlands in 2012