A few weeks ago our colleague Javier Gil carried out together with the PhD candidate Tania Olmo (NRG) some experiments at the Hospital de Parapléjicos de Toledo (Spain).

The tests, which were conducted to improve current gait rehabilitation strategies, were carried out using our Exo-H3. In them, the exoskeleton was used to compare its standard control mode with a mode in which the assistance during gait was customized based on identified user needs.

Thus, previously, the sagittal kinematic gait capacity of each of the subjects was recorded. This information was then used to design a strategy in which those registers, where the user might require greater assistance, were identified. Finally, this strategy was applied on the subjects themselves and this custom-designed gait was compared with the standard gait of the device.

The great advantage of the Exo-H3 for this type of research is its performance in each and every joint, allowing differentiated assistance in each of them and thus better adapting to the user’s needs. In addition to this, the exoskeleton has numerous sensors (human-machine interaction, speed, position) that deliver information continuously during use, allowing to collect a large number of useful data.

We would like to thank the Hospital team and the collaborating users for their work and help in carrying out these tests. We are very happy to have been able to count on your participation.