Limitations of Conventional
Overground Gait Therapy
- Therapists are exposed to physical strain
- Therapists have to secure the patient and cannot focus on the therapy
- Patient’s fear of falling blocks physiological movements
- Risk of injuries from falling
Advantages of Andago Therapy
Intensive and Versatile Overground Gait Therapy
The Andago V2.0 provides therapists with a versatile tool for overground gait training, bridging the gap between treadmill-based and free walking.
The unique combination of self-directed gait, body weight support, and mobility enables intensive training of various functional mobility and balance tasks. It is an ideal tool to help patients prepare for daily life.
The Andago supports training with constant body weight support within a vertical displacement range, allowing therapists to utilize any accessories that fit within the inner device width, such as steps, ramps, patches of various surfaces, balance boards, etc.
Therapists can utilize a selection of training modes and parameters to adjust challenge and provide scalable therapy, catered to each patient’s need. Therapists can take over steering of the Andago at any time, for example to support gait initiation or to nudge the patient in a specific direction.
Active Patient-Following: Self-Directed Gait with Body Weight Support
The Andago utilizes mobile robotic technology to sense the patient’s movement intention and actively follow, while providing dynamic body weight support.
This empowers patients with the unique opportunity to walk physiologically and safely wherever they wish to go, through doors, from room to room.
This opens up a new perspective in overground therapy, enabling intensive training in a wide range of task-specific gait exercises (e.g. starting, turning, stopping, avoiding obstacles) in various daily-life environments.
Safe and Efficient Therapy
Fall protection ensures safe training for patient and therapist at all times.
Patients train confidently while therapists can focus on creating and maintaining an optimally challenging therapy, which opens the possibility for efficient group therapy settings under limited supervision.
Fast patient setup and automatic lift allow therapists to optimize training time.
Upright and Hands-Free Gait
With its dynamic body weight support, the Andago assists patients to walk naturally which consequently triggers continuous physiological afferent input.
Upright and hands-free, patients are thus able to train with full hip extension and balance reactions.
The Andago’s independent left-right body weight support enables proper lateral weight shift, a crucial component of gait and balance training. Asymmetric body weight support setting can be used to increase postural support on one side for patients with asymmetric functional impairment.
No Infrastructure Modification, Flexible Use from Room to Room
The Andago provides seamless clinical integration. It can be used straight out of the box. Installation and building modification, which can be costly, are not necessary.
No dedicated space is needed as it can be used flexibly in different spaces.
Its intuitive workflow allows for a quick and easy therapy start and simple integration into clinical routine. The display of key training results and export of data via USB enable training progress documentation for clinical decision-making and for health insurance providers.
The Andago bridges the gap between
treadmill-based gait training and
free overground walking.
Improve Efficiency & Outcomes
Use Straight Out of the Box
Quick and Easy Therapy Start
Patients Are Empowered to Push Themselves Without Fear
Fewer Resources Needed
“To facilitate the progression from highly intensive Lokomat robot-aided gait training to training overground for best skill transfer to daily life, we need tools that are extremely flexible. The Andago offers that flexibility and ease of use and I like its versatility, which should allow us to optimally prepare our patients for the wide variety of environments and challenges they need to master in everyday activities.”
Prof. Alberto Esquenazi,
Chief Medical Officer, MossRehab, Albert Einstein, Philadelphia, USA
The Continuum of Gait Rehabilitation
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