Exoskeletal-assisted walking post-spinal cord injury appears safe, feasible, and of benefit

Takeaway

  • In this single center study, exoskeletal-assisted walking gait training following acute spinal cord injury (SCI) appeared to be safe, feasible, and of benefit to the individual.

Why this matters

  • The benefits of exoskeletal-assisted walking gait training post SCI are clear; gait speed and distance markedly increased following training.

  • As returning to walking is frequently identified as an important goal for individuals with SCI, exoskeletal-assisted walking appears to be a positive rehabilitation technique and of great value to those requiring rehabilitation.