Pilot study suggests exoskeleton-assisted walking could benefit patients with spinal cord injuries

Takeaway

  • This pilot study found evidence that exoskeleton-assisted walking sessions adjunctive to standard care could improve lower extremity function and functional independence.

Why this matters

    Results support the potential for exoskeleton-assisted walking to facilitate functional improvements in inpatient rehabilitation following spinal injury; the study protocol could be adapted for a larger study.