The LokoHelp is an electromechanical gait trainer that was developed to relieve therapist's labor-intensive task of guiding the patient's legs during locomotion therapy. Locomotion therapy using the LokoHelp not only assists therapists, but also improves gait symmetry and the quality of therapy for the patient.
The easy to use LokoHelp enables a more cost-efficient and time-intensive training of the therapeutic staff. Short preparation times allow for greater patient throughput with relatively low acquisition and operating costs.
The LokoHelp's quick and easy preparation leaves more time for therapy and less set up time, which means more time for actual treatment.
AUTOMATED TREADMILL THERAPY: THE LOKOHELP®
Treadmill therapy, particularly with a patient who is severely impaired, can subject the therapist to increased physical exertion, uncomfortable body positions, and the pain of overexertion.
Regardless of the possible discomfort, the therapist wants to give the patient the best possible treatment and is, therefore, willing to accept the strain as part of his/her job. Despite the therapist’s dedication, the significant effort necessary in order to guide the patient’s feet consistently and symmetrically often makes therapy possible only for a short period of time and rarely can it be provided throughout an entire training session. Therefore, given the number of repetitions and the fact that trigger mechanisms are so important for the locomotor training program, the therapist can, and should, be supported.
The LokoHelp® gait trainer fulfills this important objective. It allows the therapist to face the patient directly, motivate him or her through verbal instructions, and properly correct the execution of each exercise.