Robot-Assisted Therapy with LOKOMAT - short video

Robot-Assisted Therapy (RAT) is a new, large and promising step in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. It gives different, bigger and better opportunities for patients for proper learning and recovery of movement coordination and centre of gravity control; these are controlled by computer feedback. The participation of the subjective factor in recovery - the therapist – is minimized through automation, computerization and independent control of the therapeutic session.

Various and strenuous manual therapeutic techniques for recovery of walking/hand playing limit the frequency and especially the duration of the therapy, while the application of the RAT allows for more continuous and intensive rehabilitation in a standardized and consistent pattern of treatment. In this way the subjectivity associated with personal responsibility, endurance and knowledge of the therapist in terms of helping the patient learn to walk/move hands  is avoided. Rehabilitation robots can operate continuously and precisely following the set individual regimen without being influenced by the personal qualities of the therapist.


I. Robot-Assisted Treadmill Training (RATT) /end-actuator/
LOKOHELP (Woodway – Germany)

II. Robot-Assisted Overground Training (RAOGT)
ANDAGO (Hocoma – Swiss)

III. Robot-Assisted Treadmill Training (RATT/FB) /ву exoskeleton with feedback/
LOKOMAT  (Hocoma – Swiss)


IV. Robot-Assisted Performance-Based Training (RAPBT), exoskeleton with feedback
ARMEO (Hocoma – SWISS)

V. Robot-Assisted Performance-Based Training (RAPBT), end-actuator with feedback
ARMEO – SENSO, (Hocoma – Swiss)

VII - th Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with internetional participation -
Gonkova M., E. Ilieva, I. Chavdarov, N. Petrova,  Evaluation of muscle spasticity in children with cerebral palsy after shock wave therapy; European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine; vol.48, suppl. 1, No.2, June 2012, 62p.
Chavdarov I., Cerebral Palsy: Organization of the complex rehabilitation in Bulgaria; 10.Internationales Symposium fur Neuroorthopedie & Rehabilitation, May 10-13, 2012, Wien, Austria, p.p.presentation
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