Does treadmill training with Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) impact the quality of life? A first case series in the United States.
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol
EQ-5D; Life quality; exoskeleton; gait training; neurorehabilitation
INTRODUCTION: Recently published studies show remarkable improvements in functional mobility after treadmill training with HAL
RESULTS: Five out of six patients showed improvement in the PROMIS v1.2 Physical Function - Mobility score. Four patients did not show changes in the EQ-5D at 6 months follow-up, relative to baseline. The EQ-5D score of one patient worsened while improved in another patient at 6 months follow-up compared to the baseline.
CONCLUSION: Our study details the first experience in a larger series regarding the effects of HAL
Neurosciences (Brain & Spine)
Yilmaz, Emre; Schmidt, Cameron K; Mayadev, Angeli; Tawfik, Tamir; Kobota, Kim; Cambier, Ziadee; Norvell, Daniel D; and Chapman, Jens, "Does treadmill training with Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) impact the quality of life? A first case series in the United States." (2018). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 518.