Development of a exoskeleton for lower limb rehabilitation

M. Bortole*, Jose L Pons

*Corresponding author for this work

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11 Scopus citations


Every year, stroke leaves many disabled people who need rehabilitation to recover lost movements and return to a normal live. Exoskeletons are becoming a very powerful tool to help clinicians improve this rehabilitation process. This paper presents a robotic platform aimed to assist overground gait training for disabled people. It’s a six degree of freedom device and has been designed for different control strategies. A first trial with a healthy subject showed that it can replicate a normal gait pattern for walk assistance. Further investigation will evaluate the device with stroke patients in rehabilitation and make a comparison between different robotic therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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