Frustrated with the inefficient manual gait therapy of the early 1990s, a young engineering student decided to build a robot to do the heavy lifting as well as the movement of the impaired legs. That robot turned into the first Lokomat, a globally successful rehabilitation device that spawned an entire company. “Success stories spur us on” In the early 1990s, Gery Colombo was conducting functional gait therapy at the Balgrist University Hospital in Zurich as a part of his doctoral studies. Back then, functional gait therapy was done manually and was strenuous for both the patient and the three therapists needed to perform the ordeal, wherein one used to place and securely hold the patient in an upright position, while…………..
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