Brain Neurorehabil.  2008 Mar;1(1):26-28. 10.12786/bn.2008.1.1.26.

A Practical View about Modern Technologies for Gait Training

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Science, Yonsei University, Korea. fastcloud@yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

Usually, the state of art technologies (robotics, FES, virtual reality) for gait training are not familiar to clinicians. They may find difficulties in deciding whether to adopt the new technologies for their daily patient care. This article tried to put the fancy technical features away, present the basic principle that can be essential for the treatment effect, and to review the practical obstacles that can be encountered when we try the new technologies in real patient care. This review has lead to conclusion that the new techniques for gait training have been recognized as valid treatment recipes, but they could not be recognized as superior to the conventional gait training methods. In addition, the new technologies still have to overcome the great disadvantage in cost to effect aspect.

Keyword

gait training; stroke; technology; review
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