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Effects and Safety of Wearable Exoskeleton for Robot-Assisted Gait Training: A Retrospective Preliminary Study Gait Training: A Retrospective Preliminary Study

Authors
 Gwang-Min Park  ;  Su-Hyun Cho  ;  Jun-Taek Hong  ;  Dae-Hyun Kim  ;  Ji-Cheol Shin 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF PERSONALIZED MEDICINE, Vol.13(6) : 676, 2023-04 
Journal Title
JOURNAL OF PERSONALIZED MEDICINE
Issue Date
2023-04
Keywords
gait ; rehabilitation ; robot-assisted gait training ; wearable robot
Abstract
Background: Wearable devices for robot-assisted gait training (RAGT) provide overground gait training for the rehabilitation of neurological injuries. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness
and safety of RAGT in patients with a neurologic deficit. Methods: Twenty-eight patients receiving
more than ten sessions of overground RAGT using a joint-torque-assisting wearable exoskeletal robot were retrospectively analyzed in this study. Nineteen patients with brain injury, seven atients
with spinal cord injury and two patients with peripheral nerve injury were included. Clinical
outcomes, such as the Medical Research Council scale for muscle strength, Berg balance scale,
functional ambulation category, trunk control tests, and Fugl–Meyer motor assessment of the lower extremities, were recorded before and after RAGT. Parameters for RAGT and adverse events were
also recorded. Results: The Medical Research Council scale scores for muscle strength (36.6 to 37.8), Berg balance scale (24.9 to 32.2), and functional ambulation category (1.8 to 2.7) significantly improved after overground RAGT (p < 0.05). The familiarization process was completed within six sessions of RAGT. Only two mild adverse events were reported. Conclusions: Overground RAGT using wearable devices can improve muscle strength, balance, and gait function. It is safe in patients with neurologic injury.
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DOI
10.3390/jpm13040676
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine (재활의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Shin, Ji Cheol(신지철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1133-1361
Hong, Juntaek(홍준택)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/194164
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