Cyberdyne HAL – is a Miracle in Motion. The Wearable Cyborg™ HAL [The Hybrid Assistive Limb] improves functional locomotion in patients with Spinal cord injury.
Locomotor training performed using a neurologically controlled cyborg HAL enables the neural activity and repetitive exercises of specific tasks. HAL Therapy promotes learning and leads to the restructuring of the appropriate proprioceptive feedback loop.
Benefits of Treatment with HAL
Our intention to move our legs triggers bio-electric signals (BES) from the brain that communicate with the muscles that make locomotion possible.
Such signals from paralyzed patients may be too weak to trigger proper movement. However, HAL can sensor faint BES that trickle onto the skin, process it, and simultaneously assist one’s desired movement with motors located on each hip and knee joint.
More importantly, the brain receives feedback from the target muscle through the sensory system and learns how to move the legs correctly after repetition of dedicated HAL gait training. HAL research shows significant improvement in walking speed for patients with spinal cord injuries after therapy with the device.
Locomotor training performed using a neurologically controlled Wearable Cyborg™ HAL enables the neural activity and repetitive exercises of specific tasks.
“The HAL-assisted treadmill training leads to functional improvements in chronic spinal cord injury. An improvement of approximately 50% in gait endurance can be expected from such training”
HAL, Cyberdyne’s – Hybrid Assistive Limb, improves locomotor activity in spinal cord injury. This neuro-rehab device helps the patients move their paretic or paralyzed legs based on their intention and the device does not dictate its movements on its own.
Using the feedback system inherent in your body, your voluntary movements assisted by HAL will lead to improvements in your gait patterns and walking function even in the chronic stages of the disease. Furthermore, positive effects have been observed in neuropathic pain, bladder and bowel function, spasticity, mental health, and the cardiovascular system.
Robins story –
“First, I want to thank the nice and competent staff of the Cyberdyne Care Team. I was offered ambulatory training at Cyberdyne after my accident with incomplete tetraplegia, which I accepted thankfully. Already after the first session, I knew that this kind of training is useful for people in my situation. I was impressed and thankfully was able to progress quickly. In my opinion, my recovery would not be as good as it was without this kind of therapy. Today I can walk without any aids and could leave the difficult time behind me.
Cyberdyne treatment played a huge part in this development. So again, a big thank you goes to the whole team. Without you, things would have a different outcome”
Rehabilitation robots in physical therapy ensure that exercises are performed accurately.
The Wearable Cyborg™ HAL helps support the patient’s body weight so that patients can participate for periods before tiring. They measure improvements and provide the assessment.
Healthcare providers want the best for their patients and staff and HAL can certainly help!
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