Gait Training for Individuals With Paraplegia Using the H-MEX Exoskeleton

2019-08-19 19:46:45 | BioPortfolio


This study evaluates the feasibility and effects of H-MEX powered exoskeleton in individuals with paraplegia as a result of spinal cord injury.


Participants with paraplegia will attend gait training using H-MEX powered exoskeleton 3 times a week for 10 weeks.

The aim of this study is to assess the impact of gait training using H-MEX powered exoskeleton on walking ability, gait analysis, medical examination, body composition, functional evaluation, laboratory findings, quality of life, and subjective experience in individuals with paraplegia.

Participants will be evaluated before, during, and after training.

Study Design


Spinal Cord Injuries


Gait training using H-MEX exoskeleton


Hanyang University Hospital
Korea, Republic of




Hanyang University Seoul Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-08-19T19:46:45-0400

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