Stroke Rehab gets new legs

Posted on 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

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