Framework for Assessment of the Usability of Lower-Extremity Robotic Exoskeletal Orthoses.

  title={Framework for Assessment of the Usability of Lower-Extremity Robotic Exoskeletal Orthoses.},
  author={Thomas N. Bryce and Marcel P. J. M. Dijkers and Allan J. Kozlowski},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  volume={94 11},
Persons with neurologic conditions such as spinal cord injury, stroke, and multiple sclerosis often lose the ability to stand and walk. Robotic hip-knee-ankle-foot exoskeletal orthoses have become commercially available and may allow some of these people to stand and walk again. These devices may also have applications beyond mobility, such as exercise, amelioration of secondary complications related to lack of ambulation, and the promotion of neuroplasticity. The authors present a framework… CONTINUE READING
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