Innovation and research
Walkbot is a rehabilitation medical device that is robot-assisted gait training system for locomotion-impaired patients. It is applicable with a variety cause of disease such as stroke, SCI（spinal cord injury）, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, etc. Walkbot provide natural, accurate gait pattern for individual, using Hip/Knee/Ankle joint drive motor. So it helps fast recovery after the training. Walkbot were created into superior being-interactive, functional, strengthening, motivating, natural, cost-effective locomotor system for adults with neurological or musculoskeletal impairments who wish to achieve their dreams of re-walking for perfection.
Walkbot technology can reduce physical therapy time because is possible to practice for one hour gait pattern. Patients can walk about 1.5 - 2.0 Km per session.
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is defined as "a rehabilitative technique where low level electrical voltages and currents are applied to an individual in order to improve or restore function lost to injury or disease" (Venkatasubramanian, Jung & Sweeney, 2006). The application of FES into exercise therapy equipment allows individuals to gain various health related benefits including improved:
All of which are commonly affected by neurological injury.
In the case of a spinal cord injury (SCI) the potential for restoration of normal musculoskeletal function is significantly reduced or even eliminated, meaning that the course of the exercise therapy is lifelong.
Transcraneal Direct Current Stimulation
Transcranial elecrical stimulation (tES, also known as transcranial current stimulation, tCS) is a safe, tolerable noninvasive brain stimulation technique. By passing weak electrical currents through the brain using two or more electrodes on the scalp, tES can alter brain function. Interest on its use has increased in recent decades and it is now considered a promising therapeutic tool in conditions ranging from psychiatric diseases to chronic neuropathic pain.
Clinical applications rely for the most part on the technique's plastic effects. The most mature applications today include motor skills, spasticity, depression, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain, addictions/cravings and - as our own studies as well as others indicate - focal cortical epilepsy.
Other research areas include cognitive enhancement (e.g. decision making, memory consolidation, and creativity), sleep improvement and lucid dreaming.
Near infrared spectroscopy
Near infrared spectroscopy, the techniques are based, relies mainly on two characteristics of human tissue. First, the relative transparency of tissue to light in the NIR range, and second, the oxygenation-dependent light absorbing characteristics of hemoglobin. By using a number of different wavelengths, the relative changes in hemoglobin concentration can be displayed continuously.
Using the NIRS principle, it becomes possible to monitor:
In the lab, or even in the field
Without the need for special infrastructure
Without specially trained personnel
Technology is available to be used with TDCS and domiciliary treatment.
Technology empowers people to move in new ways and without pain - to recover mobility, improve wellness, etc.
It is a basic training for patients who start gait process without robotic support
Therapy involving the hirob produces: - increased activity of the trunk and back muscles - enhanced selective pelvis movement - improved ability to maintain a straight pelvis and upper body posture - improved trunk stability - improved static and dynamic balance This can be achieved by the dynamic, three-dimensional