The G-EO1 is an advanced robot-assisted, end-effector device in gait rehabilitation. It is the only device that offers the unique feature of realistically simulating climbing stairs and can be operated by one therapist only.
The G-EO floor walking movement, is generated according to motion capture data by D. Winter * and allows patients to regain their ability to walk in less time when compared to conventional therapy approaches. **
By offering a realistic simulation of a physiological gait pattern it allows patient to recover mobility and their independency in daily living.
The Active Mode allows the patient to self-initiate the gait simulation by overcoming a pre-selected resistance “threshold.” This mode encourages the patient to actively participate during the therapy session in order to maximize the therapeutic outcome.
The Active-Assistive Mode senses the patient’s efforts to overcome the pre-selected resistance threshold and then augments the patient’s effort during the initiation of their gait movement.
* The Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Gait: Normal, Elderly and Pathological, Second Edition (1991).
** Robot-assisted practice of gait and stair climbing in non-ambulatory stroke patients, S. Hesse, A. Waldner, C. Tomelleri, JJRD Vol. 49, Number 4, 2012
G-EO offers the unique feature of simulated stairs climbing (up and down). This is generated by motion capture data and calculated to be in accordance to the Blondel’s Rule for a Step of 18 cm (2xStep Rise+ Step Depth = 65 cm). This feature allows the possibility of a complete rehabilitation pathway towards full recovery and independency.
G-EO has the unique feature of Partial Movements which allow isolating and generating specific phase of the gait cycle. Partial Movement can be seen as the “first steps” to take into the gait rehabilitation process or as a specific training over isolated movements. (Pre-swing, Swing and Stance) The trajectories have been defined according to the phases of the gait cycle described by Dr. Perry.***
*** Gait Analysis: Normal and Pathological Function”, Drs. Jacquelin Perry and Judith M. Burnfield
With the G-EO we can do high-intensity treatment in a short amount of time and therefore are much more efficient than conventional therapy.
The G-EO has proven to be excellent addition to our facility. It has enhanced the progress of gait training for our patients with physical and neurological limitations at all ages.
The improvements that we have seen in patient outcomes from using the G-EO are simply enormous.