Parawalker: energy cost of walking.

  title={Parawalker: energy cost of walking.},
  author={John V. Banta and Katharine J Bell and E A Muik and J Fezio},
  journal={European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie},
  volume={1 Suppl 1},
Relative oxygen cost (ml/kg/m) was compared in five paraplegic subjects (4 children, 1 adult) while wearing a reciprocating gait orthosis (RGO) and Parawalker. An Oxylog was used to record oxygen consumption while the subjects ambulated during steady state. Although all of the subjects trained and used the orthoses for varying amounts of time, the trend from these data shows that the Parawalker enables a more energy efficient gait. On the average the oxygen cost while using the Parawalker was… CONTINUE READING