Post-stroke walking adaptations with a hip wearable robotic exoskeleton

Takeaway

  • During use, the Honda’s Stride Management Assist (SMA) hip exoskeleton causes immediate positive adaptations in walking performance in individuals with stroke.

Why this matters

    Improved walking function is a primary rehabilitation goal in patients with stroke; SMA use elicits an immediate adaptation allowing immediate assessment of therapeutic suitability for the individual.