Introduction to Advanced Gait

Safety, not walking speed, is the priority for any Indego User. However, gait speed and the ability to control one’s speed is important in home and community environments. Walking speed requirements for persons with neurological injury (spinal cord injury or stroke) have been cited in the literature as approximately 0.2 m/s for indoor walking, 0.2 - 0.4 m/s for outdoor or limited... Read More »
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Pre-Gait Training Option Within the Motion+ Software Suite

Indego’s Motion+ Software Suite offers a variety of unique features to provide a customized treatment approach. One of the newest Motion+ features offered is Pre-Gait Training. As the name implies, this feature was designed to be used prior to gait training for those persons who may benefit from activities in standing in preparation to walk. Patients can be challenged through the Pre-Gait... Read More »
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Successful Integration of Advanced Technology in Existing Clinical Setting

Rehabilitation is changing. The economic and regulatory environments continue to evolve, as does the science of rehabilitation. Addressing all of this change is quite a challenge. I believe it is possible to have our cake and eat it too. Over time, by focusing on a rigorous model of clinical best practice and the development of a differentiated brand there is the potential for long-term financial... Read More »
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Expanded Indications for Use for Parker Indego in the U.S.

On September 08, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Parker Hannifin’s request to expand Indego’s indications for use (IFU). This is great news for patients! This expansion is a significant change from the previous FDA approved IFU, and now allows therapists to treat individuals with spinal cord injury at levels C7 and lower in rehabilitation institutions. Furthermore, it enables... Read More »
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What to Consider When a Rehab Center Wants to Invest in Advanced Technology

There’s been an explosion in the creation of rehabilitation technology over the last 10 years. As rehabilitation professionals, we’re fortunate to provide our patients with more opportunity for recovery than we ever have previously. However, these technologies are often very expensive capital purchases which can be challenging to justify in an environment where reimbursement rates and lengths of... Read More »
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10 Meter Walk Test for Indego Exoskeleton

While many outcome measures are available for ambulatory patients, the most commonly cited outcome measures to assess gait speed during exoskeleton use are (Louie 2015): 10 Meter Walk Test (10 MWT) 2 Minute Walk Test (2 MWT) 6 Minute Walk Test (6 MWT) Additional information on the above listed outcome measures may be found on the Rehabilitation Measures Database. This blog will highlight the 10 MWT... Read More »
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Introduction to Indego Motion+ and Therapy+

Indego is a lightweight, modular exoskeleton helping people with little or no movement in the legs to stand and walk. Indego provides Users with trunk support and powered assistance at the hips and knees. The User’s ankle joints are supported by a flexible, height-adjustable carbon fiber ankle foot orthosis (AFO). While this AFO does not provide any powered assist, its flexibility can allow Users... Read More »
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