Electromechanical gait trainers have been developed as an alternative to conventional gait training methods such as assisted overground walking and treadmill training. Electromechanical gait trainers differ from traditional treadmill training in that the device guides the lower limbs through the gait motion. Electromechanical devices can enable intensive repetition of movement with reduced physical assistance from clinicians. The two most common types of electromechanical gait trainers are ‘end-effector’ trainers and exoskeleton trainers.
Authors*: Annabel McDermott (BOccThy), Adam Kagan, BSc and Nicol Korner-Bitensky, PhD OT
Evidence reviewed as of before 14-02-2020