Rehabilitation Engineering
Online ISSN : 2433-748X
Print ISSN : 1342-3444
Volume 37, Issue 2
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  • Takahiro TORIYAMA, Naoki ASAI, Naoki NISHIMURA
    2022 Volume 37 Issue 2 Pages 97-103
    Published: May 01, 2022
    Released on J-STAGE: May 27, 2022
    JOURNAL FREE ACCESS

      Difference of gait pattern between with and without the robotic device is unknown while the efficacy of the gait-assistive robotic device has been reported occasionally. In the present study, kinematics and temporal-spatial characteristics during gait with the Honda Walking Assist was compared to without it. A female patient in her 70s had the grade D paraplegia in the ASIA impairment scale below T4 due to acute aortic dissection. While she was able to walk with a t-cane under the supervision, the compensatory movement was observed in the swing phase. The body-weight-supported gait on the treadmill with and without the Honda Walking Assist was performed. The gait cycles of the left leg was captured and analyzed with the motion analysis software (Kinovea). The results suggested that the gait training with the pattern close to normal and functional gait is available with the Honda Walking Assist.

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