The Lokomat is a robotic treadmill training system that uses a body weight support system to suspend individuals while their legs are attached to robotic legs that assist with basic walking functions. The Lokomat system allows the therapist to control how fast the patient walks, how much body weight the patient is able to support and how much assistance the robotic legs give the patient through range of motion.
Studies show that locomotion therapy supported by a robotic assisted device on a treadmill is an effective intervention for improving over-ground walking function caused by neurological diseases and injuries.
The customized support and limb guidance provided by the Lokomat allows patients who have a wide variety of walking impairments to use this device both in inpatient and outpatient settings.
It is used to improve mobility in individuals following stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other neurological diseases and injuries.