The Erigo is a robotic device intended to provide safe verticalization and early functional mobilization of the lower extremity in patients with very reduced or no ambulation ability and/or reduced transfer and standing abilities, who are immobile in bed or in need of a wheelchair for mobility. The Erigo combines robotic supported stepping movement, verticalization through a tilt-table approach and weight-bearing on the lower extremity. The Erigo allows the therapist to adapt the therapy parameters on a user interface to individualize therapy and address patient-specific needs. The Erigo registers the training parameters (inclination angle, stepping frequency, robotic guidance, leg loading) and provides therapy reports. In the ErigoPro, a functional electrical stimulation module allows to stimulate the leg muscles in synchrony with the robot guided stepping movement.
The Erigo is always to be used under supervision of a physiotherapist or other medical professional with a (para)medic background, who was received specific training in operating the Erigo and has read and understood the user manual.
Foreseen settings of application are intensive care units, medium care units, specialised units for early rehabilitation, rehabilitation hospitals, hospitals with rehabilitation departments, outpatient rehabilitation clinics.
The Erigo is intended for rehabilitation of patients with very reduced or no ambulation ability and/or reduced transfer and standing abilities, who are immobile in bed or need a wheelchair for mobility.
For contraindications and risk factors, please see legal notes.