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Full title of the project:
Gait rehabilitation under pandemic conditions
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Hospital Univ. Virgen del Rocío (Spain) Centre de Rééducation et de Réadaptation Fonctionnelles (CRRF) COS Pasteur (France) “Maggiore della Carità” University Hospital (Italy) Helios Park-Klinikum Leipzig (Germany)
|GAITREHAB is a project that aims at helping clinics address acute pandemic and post-pandemic challenges in orthopedic rehabilitation by deploying the worlds’ first mobile robot for autonomous gait training on crutches. |
This application addresses patients with affected lower limbs across a broad range of indications, addressing a rehabilitation mass market with about 8 million cases in Europe alone. While offering robot-assisted self-training, clinics can reduce direct patient contact during the pandemic and, during the post-pandemic phase as well, react to a shortage of skilled labor in the clinics while the robot helps them achieve a high level of treatment quality.
The robotic system will be deployed in four acute and rehabilitation clinics in the four largest EU countries for a range of different indications like knee arthroplasty, ankle joint surgery, etc. During the deployment phases in these clinics, data will be collected on impacts of mitigating pandemic effects, work processes, or robot acceptance, which will be pivotal for preparing the market launch of the robot thereafter.