The Johanniter-Ordenshäuser rehabilitation center in Bad Oeynhausen is using Reha Technology’s G-EO gait trainer for cutting-edge treatment

Team of therapists at Johanniter-Ordenshäuser

In future, neurology patients at the Johanniter-Ordenshäuser rehabilitation center in Bad Oeynhausen will be treated with a cutting edge robot-assisted gait therapy system. The G-EO, model L, which is part of Reha Technology’s G-EO systems family, will enable the center’s highly qualified therapists to provide patients with treatment which is even more specific, effective and tailored to their individual patient’s requirements and abilities. This will improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of the treatment available at the center. 

Reha Technology AG is a pioneer in the field of robot-assisted gait therapy used for neurorehabilitation. For years, the company has based its technology around the electromechanical end-effector principle. Reha Technology can look back on over 10 successful years of developing and perfecting all the key elements required for high performance, high quality and sustainable therapy with the G-EO system family.

G-EO, model „L“

The G-EOL model – the „L“ stands for Level Walking – can be used to provide performance-based therapy at a very early stage for a wide range of neurological pathologies. The modular nature of the system helps therapists to tailor objectives and the entire therapy process to individual patients. It also means that the system can be used to treat a wide range of patients. The intensity and repetitive nature of robot-assisted gait training leads to positive neuroplastic changes in the central nervous system of patients. The ability to reproduce high-quality and high-intensity therapy at short intervals represents a significant upgrade for both therapists and patients. The G-EO has clearly improved the cost-effectiveness of a wide range of treatment plans by making them more effective and providing time savings. “We are very proud that our neurology patients will have access to therapy using one of the most advanced robot-assisted gait trainers available. The ability to reproduce high-quality and high-intensity therapy with the G-EO gait robot represents a significant and sustainable upgrade for both therapists and patients” emphasized Michael Schelp, Commercial Manager for Johanniter-Ordenshäuser Bad Oeynhausen. 

The intensity and repetitive nature of robot-assisted gait training leads to positive neuroplastic changes in the central nervous system of patients, while also improving their strength and endurance. The high quality and performance-based therapy provided for neurology patients at the Johanniter Ordenshäusern will be enhanced by the unique ability to make ongoing changes to important parameters like cadence, step length, step height and ankle angle without interrupting therapy. The body weight system can also be set to be dynamic or static during gait therapy. The G-EO, model L“, includes a feature which makes it possible to adjust the hip guide on three planes using a back cushion with a cable guide – frontal (belly/back, electrical), sagittal (left/right, mechanical) and transverse (top/bottom, electrical) – to optimize hip and body positioning.The Johanniter Ordenshäuser rehabilitation center will use the advanced G-EO robot-assisted gait trainer from Reha Technology to provide the best possible day-to-day gait therapy for neurology patients, with a focus on cutting-edge technology, cost-effectiveness and efficiency.

The intensity and repetitive nature of robot-assisted gait training leads to positive neuroplastic changes in the central nervous system of patients, while also improving their strength and endurance. The high quality and performance-based therapy provided for neurology patients at the Johanniter-Ordenshäuser will be enhanced by the unique ability to make ongoing changes to important parameters like cadence, step length, step height and ankle angle without interrupting therapy. The body weight system can also be set to be dynamic or static during gait therapy. The G-EOL includes a feature which makes it possible to adjust and guide the hips in three planes (anterior, posterior, laterally) using a back cushion with a cable guides to optimize hip and body positioning during walking.

The Johanniter-Ordenshäuser rehabilitation center will use the advanced G-EOL robot-assisted gait trainer from Reha Technology to provide the best possible day-to-day gait therapy for neurology patients, with a focus on cutting-edge technology, cost-effectiveness and efficiency.

Press release (pdf)

Adding Advanced Rehabilitation Technology is a difficult decision for administrators

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Reagan Simpson

This short paper presents an interesting view of Reagan Simpson, President Saint Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Overland Park, Kansas

“The decision to add advanced technology to a rehabilitation unit or facility is one that is often difficult to make for administrators.  The primary challenge is found in the fact that the associated costs are not counterbalanced by reimbursement specific to this advanced technology.  It is clear, however, that technology is playing an increased role in provision of rehabilitation.  This is not an all or nothing argument.  Rehabilitation will always depend on those high quality physicians and therapists who have long been doing this work.  In my opinion, the best programs partner excellent medical care, with functional intervention provided by high quality therapists, and supplement this with advanced technologies to maximize patient outcomes.  

It remains the case that we cannot point to a traditional return on investment model when considering addition of technology.  That said there are a number of factors that can, and should be taken into account.  Positive impact on staffing mix, staff longevity and retention, market separation, and the realized reimbursement per patient day, all can be argued for.  Ultimately, however, the most important arguments relate to patient outcomes.  I strongly believe that the key role of rehabilitation is to return patients to their homes.   When treating patients in the therapy environment described above, technology can add efficiencies and overall volume of repetitions beyond what we previously were able to provide.  This new model ideally can provide patients with what they have always wanted:  to recover, to get better sooner, and to return to their lives.  We as rehabilitation providers hold the same goals for our patients, and technology should be looked at as a partner towards reaching these outcomes.”

Reha Technology launches the latest generation of its «G-EOS » robot-assisted gait trainer

The market introduction of the simplified construction and functionally improved base model, the «G-EOL», in October 2018 is now followed by the launch of the «G-EOS», the latest generation from the successful and unique
Reha Technology system line of robot-assisted gait trainers employing the end-effector principle. The «G-EOS» is the top model in the system line and stands out for its unrivaled diversity of 6 gait training trajectories geared to
the needs of everyday life, such as forwards and backwards walking on level ground, walking on slopes, climbing and descending stairs, as well as 3 activity modes for patient support: passive, active-assistive and active.

Reha Technology expands its robot-assisted gait trainer system line with the «G-EOL»

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Reha Technology today announced the market launch of the «G-EOL» robot-assisted gait trainer. The new model is an addition to the «G-EO» gait trainer system that has already enjoyed great success for many years. The «G-EOL» stands out for its simplified construction and optimized functional design together with the tried and tested, scientifically proven electromechanical gait therapy solution «G-EO».

Press release – November 7, 2018 (PDF)

G-EO System @ Perfect Step, Claremont, CA

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Walking for the first time in years!

Patients at the Perfect Step Paralysis Recovery Centers in Claremont, California, now have the opporunity to receive treatment on the G-EO System from Reha Technology.
Their owner and founder, Hal Halgrave, is excited about their latest acquisition and states after trying the system for the first time: “It’s a feeling of new life again.”

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Visit the Perfect Step website to find out more about their rehabilitation programs.

Parkview Hospital Randallia now offering the state’s first robotic gait trainer for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation

FORT WAYNE, IND. (May 15, 2017) – Parkview Hospital Randallia, in partnership with Reha Technology, is pleased to welcome the G-EO EvolutionTM (G-EO) to its rehabilitation services. Made possible through generous donations to the Parkview Foundation, G-EO is a robotic-assisted gait trainer used to maximize clinical outcomes for patients with neurological and orthopedic impairments resulting from a variety of conditions and injuries, including stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, amputations and traumatic conditions. The G-EO located at Parkview Hospital Randallia is the first in the state available for both inpatient and outpatient use and one of only seven nationwide.

Read the full article on the Parkview Health website.

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