Engin ÇAKAR, MD, Prof. has more than 20 years of experience in the rehabilitation of Stroke and Brain Injury. He also has wide range of experience in healthcare services and health tourism organizations. He understands the importance of introducing the right patient to the right health professional and center.
Gait Training Robot Lokomat Pro: Relearning To Walk From Beginning
Robotic devices and virtual reality are increasingly integrated into modern medicine, particularly in the area of rehabilitation. The use of different robotic devices in neurological rehabilitation can accelerate the recovery of lost functions in patients. By combining robotic technologies with traditional physical therapy and rehabilitation methods, better results can be achieved, leading to a successful physical therapy and rehabilitation process.
Walking robots have become a popular device in the field of robotic rehabilitation. Among these aids, the Gait Robot Lokomat Pro stands out with its advanced technological innovations.
Lokomat Pro Walking Robot: An Advanced Robotic Therapy System
Hocoma, a Swiss company, is a global leader in walking robots. It is currently developing the most advanced Robotic Therapy systems in the field. The Lokomat Pro with Free D device is the company’s most advanced and appropriate walking robot for normal walking physiology.
Dynamic Body Weight Support and Adaptive Robotic Exoskeleton for Patients with Severe Neurological Injuries
The Lokomat Pro Walking Robot, with its dynamic body weight support and adaptive robotic exoskeleton, enables patients with severe neurological injuries to stand up and perform movements closest to natural walking. The Lokomat is used to treat various conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other neurological diseases.
Free D Function for Natural and Physiological Walking
One of the key features of the Lokomat walking robot is the Free D function, which allows for the development of walking in the most natural and physiological way possible. The pelvic region can oscillate normally, without any difficulty, leading to more efficient rehabilitation.
Therapist-adjustable Joint Motion Angles and Sensor-based Movement Recording
The therapist can adjust the hip and knee joint motion angles, according to the patient’s specific needs, and all movements are recorded by sensors on the device. The Lokomat walking robot completes the part of the movement that the patient cannot do, thus stimulating the re-learning mechanism between the brain and the feet.
Virtual Reality Integration for Engaging Rehabilitation
Moreover, the Lokomat Pro Walking Robot has virtual reality integration. An avatar of the patient appears on the screen, reflecting their body. This virtual environment has a variety of games designed to increase the patient’s motivation, making the rehabilitation process more engaging and enjoyable. The patient can find themselves on a nature walk or participating in a gamified activity, thus avoiding boredom during the treatment process. The screen also shows the patient’s ability to work which joint and muscle group, and their development is monitored and recorded accordingly.
The Lokomat walking robot is an essential tool in our rehabilitation center, offering a more efficient and engaging way for patients to regain their walking ability. Its advanced features, such as dynamic body weight support, adaptive robotic exoskeleton, Free D function, therapist-adjustable joint motion angles, and virtual reality integration make it a revolutionary device in the field of robotic rehabilitation.