FreeGait

Active Exoskeleton System

Description

FreeGait is a wearable technology/exoskeleton, a system that allows individuals who cannot use their legs or who has weakness in their legs to stand up, walk, and climb up and down the stairs.

With its advanced motors at hip and knee joints, sensors and intuitive software, it encourages individuals to stand and walk indoor and outdoor environments. Unlike the gait systems with treadmill or rope suspension, it allows walking on an actual natural ground. Thanks to FreeGait, the individuals learn to properly transfer weight while walking and learn again to apply the gait pattern correctly. It can be used in both acute and chronic period of rehabilitation.

Who is FreeGait suitable for?

patients who cannot use their legs due to neurological conditions, who have difficulty in body control, traumatic brain injury, hemiplegia (able to use only one arm) and MS. It is suitable for patients with complete spinal cord injury between L5 to T3 or who had spinal cord injury between T3 and C7 levels and have adequate motor function in their arms.

Indications:

  • Hands and shoulders should be able to get support from a walker or clutch.
  • There should be no risk of osteoporosis
  • General health condition should be good
  • Height should be between 145-190 cm, weight should not exceed 100 kg

Contraindications:

  • Patients with a heavy medical condition; severe condition with regard to infection, circulation or respiratory tract
  • Patients with pressure sore
  • Patients with extreme spasticity (Ashworth 4)
  • Patients with unstabilized spine, unhealed leg or broken pelvic bones
  • Patients with heterotopic ossification
  • Patients with a contracture
  • Patients in improper cognitive condition to use the device
  • It is not suitable for pregnant patients.

Outstanding Features

  • Lightweight, easy to carry, not spacious
  • Wearable in 5 minutes
  • Size adjustable in less than 30 seconds according to each patient
  • Allows walking on actual ground
  • No auxiliary staff required
  • Can be used in acute and chronic phases of rehabilitation
  • Ensuring active participation of the patient
  • Recording and simultaneous monitoring of walking parameters (number of steps, step frequency, step length, gait speed, joint angles)
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