The Lokomat is the world‘s leading robotic medical device that provides highly repetitive and the most physiological gait training – especially to severely impaired patients.
1.1 State-of-the-Art Gait Rehabilitation
Patients are increasingly more informed about what the most effective and efficient therapy is, and they use this information to decide where to go for their rehabilitation.
All patients look to receive the most effective training possible and the Lokomat ensures high quality and repetitive gait rehabilitation—a great reason why a patient might decide on your clinic.
1.2 Optimal Patient Challenge
During rehabilitation, patients need to be challenged at and beyond their individual capabilities. Speed, loading and robotic support can be adjusted to optimally shape the intensity of the therapy.
Patients are motivated to reach their goals with various game-like exercises. Their level of activity influences the performance of the task, the gait pattern and the speed.
This Augmented Performance Feedback (APF) maximizes the effect of Lokomat gait training. Studies have shown when using APF, muscle activation and cardiovascular exertion can be considerably increased.
1.3 Increased Efficiency
The Lokomat allows therapists to focus on the patient and the actual therapy. It enhances staff efficiency and safety, leading to higher training intensity, more treatments per therapist and consistent, superior patient care.
1.4 Effective Gait Training
Robot-assisted therapy enables effective and intensive training and ensures the optimal exploitation of neuroplasticity and recovery potential.
According to a Cochrane Review*, every fifth dependency in walking could be avoidable if robot-assisted devices were used. With the Lokomat you can also train patients with severe disabilities, who have been shown to benefit the most from Lokomat training.
* These conclusions and recommendations in Cochrane Reviews do not constitute an endorsement of this or any healthcare product or intervention.
1.5 Most Physiological Gait
The physiological gait pattern is ensured by the individually adjustable exoskeleton combined with the patented dynamic body weight support system.
The Lokomat provides a natural plantar pressure distribution, sensory feedback and physiological vertical displacement during the complete gait cycle.
The hip and knee joint angles can also be individually adjusted during training to tailor to specific needs of patients.
1.6 Pediatric Orthoses
The LokomatPro can be fitted with standard orthoses for adults or with pediatric orthoses, which are available as an optional module. The pediatric orthosis are designed to accommodate small children by offering a special set of harnesses and cuffs that provide a precise fit for patients with femurs between 21 and 35 cm (8.3 – 13.8 in.). The two interchangeable sets of orthoses can be easily swapped out by the therapist and both offer the same wide range of therapy benefits.
1.6.1 Key Features
- Easily interchangeable Lokomat orthoses
- Adjustable gait therapy for adults and children with femurs between 21 and 35 cm (8.3 -13.8 in.).
1.7 FreeD Module
The optional FreeD module improves therapy by allowing for lateral translation and transverse rotation of the pelvis. The patient’s ability to shift their weight completely over their stance leg and thereby activate their core muscles and experience balance aspects is crucial in relearning to walk independently.
1.7.1 Key Features
- Allows for lateral translation and transverse rotation of the pelvis
- Patients can activate their core muscles and experience balance aspects
- Crucial for relearning to walk independently
1.8 Orthopedic Material Storage
The Lokomat portfolio provides two orthopedic storage solutions, to store your orthopedic material, which allow ergonomic handling and faster training preparation. The orthopedic material storage solutions are optional accessories to the LokomatNanos and the LokomatPro.
1.8.1 Key Features
- Safe and easy storage
- Easier training preparation
- Faster patient set up
- More ergonomical handling of orthopedic material and orthoses