Gait impairment in neurological disorders: a new technological approach

Semprini, Roberta and Sale, Patrizio and Foti, Calogero and Fini, Massimo and Franceschini, Marco (2009) Gait impairment in neurological disorders: a new technological approach. Functional Neurology; New Trends in Interventional Neurosciences, 24 (4). pp. 179-183. ISSN 1971-3274

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Gait recovery is considered one of the main objectives of rehabilitation interventions in neurological disabilities, as restricted movement can significantly reduce an individual’s ability to take part in normal activities of daily living. Locomotor training has been shown to improve gait rehabilitation. Studies have recently been published on the use of robots and other devices in patients with gait disabilities, particularly in the rehabilitation of the lower limbs. However, analysis of the recent literature reveals a relative paucity of strong methodological studies. The evidence that is available, while strong, is not yet sufficient to allow definite conclusions to be drawn regarding the efficacy of these devices. From these considerations, it is clear that validated and standardized methods need to be adopted for each of the different systems available. This would help to clarify the indications for and correct use of robotic devices in the different neurological disorders

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Roberta Semprini and Patrizio Sale contributed equally in this work
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exoskeleton, gait, rehabilitation, robot, treadmill
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.8 Malattie del sistema nervoso e disturbi mentali (Classificare qui la Neuropsichiatria, la Neurologia)
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2013 12:30
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2017 16:13

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