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Technology 2017-07-07T10:14:45+00:00

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Technology is the art to make easy what is nearly impossible, simple the complex, Understandable, technology form users point of view has to be simple, clear, intuitive. What it makes it possible to walk or manage the arms again is inside. Transform the intention to move in movement and help this way to recover the capacities to move or / and increase human capacities to move.

GOGOA´s technology helps to recover capacities to move, GOGOA offers the most advanced robotic exoskeletons that reacts to movement intention

Four different strategies to command the wearable robots

  1. Programmed movements: stand up – sit, walk – stop, stairs up and down, accelerate – decelerate controlled forma n App in your Smart Watch, Smart Phone or directly with commands in the mullets.
  2. Accelerometers and position sensors: detects your intention of movement and compliment your capacity to move.
  3. EMG Signals: detect in your skin micro-electric signals and transform then into movement order to the exoskeleton engines to generate and assist you movement.
  4. EEG signals, neuronal connection: lectures you intention to move directly from your brain and converts it into movement orders.

Stroke (and in general, any kind of Acquired Brain Damage – ABD –) and spinal cord injuries significantly affect thousands of individuals annually, leading to considerable physical impairment and functional disability. Gait is one of the most important activities of daily living affected in stroke survivors. Recent technological developments in powered robotics exoskeletons can create powerful tools for rehabilitation and potentially accelerate functional recovery.

A novel lower limb robotic exoskeleton, namely HANK, will represent a significant advance over the state-of-the-art for gait rehabilitation in stroke survivors, the results from this pilot clinical study indicate that the HANK operated in “assist-as-needed” control mode allows reshaping of the asymmetric, deviant hemiparetic gait in stroke survivors through a relatively short period of training.

It is important to note that in most stroke victims, the lack of knee flexion during swing creates an abnormal compensatory movement in the hip, commonly known as hip hiking. Also, most patients do not rely on their paretic leg, hence, they do not shift weight equally on both lower limbs during walking. This behaviour creates an asymmetric gait pattern where the stance phase on the paretic leg is shorter than the unaffected leg. The gait assistance force field implemented in HANK guided patients in a correct gait pattern, creating a stance phase that is equal across both lower limbs and this could potentially prevent the compensatory hip hiking. As a result, while using HANK patients are being trained to the correct pattern of weight shifting between lower limbs and knee flexion, which can further contribute to the HANK’s therapeutic benefit.

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