Wearable Robot (EKSO)
An advanced example of exoskeleton type devices also named as ‘wearable robot’ is begun to be used at our Rehabilitation Center simultaneously with America. Robot technology is utilized in various fields of medical in recent years. Recovery period can be shortened by doing various attempts or operations with robots’ help. One of fields robots are used is rehabilitation. There are some robot models for patients who can’t use legs and arms enough.
Robots are utilized for people who lost ability to walk, possibility to use arms after a trauma or traffic accident, any neurologic problem to take these functions back. Results those can’t be gotten for patients those examined with typical systems for 1-2 years can be gotten in a short period like 1-2 months if robotic rehabilitation is applied. Special signals those reveals on arms or legs moving by robots as if it works normal, are send to functionless area in brain. So, working of functionless muscles once again, moving of motionless leg or arm in oncoming examination sessions can be possible.
What is Ekso?
Ekso is wearable and a bionic clothes which is used in rehabilitation of people who is paralyzed or has any extremity weakness. Ekso allows patients to stand up and walking natural by bearing their whole weight.
Walking actualizes by activating sensors those perceives user’s weight transmission and battery-powered motors make legs move.
Who can take advantage of robotic rehabilitation?
Ekso is an educational walking robot to intend using under custody for following patient types.
- Inferıor extremity weakness
- Paralyzed patients
- Complete Spinal Kord (up to C7level)
- Uncompleted Spinal Kord (at any level)
- Guillain Barre Syndrome
Who can’t take advantage of Robotic Rehabilitation?
Patients who doesn’t have sitting balance, pregnant or too old patients, patients who can’t be communicated.
ROBOTIC REHABILITATION FOR CHILDREN
One of illness that can be seen in children is spastic paralysis, there these children play along with robotic rehabilitation to do very well. Because they participant curiously to these examination those were prepared like a game in virtual environment and efficiency of examination increases. Rehabilitation of child’s examination who has CP also can be supported with some applications such as medicine and some surgery examination, instrumentation, private education, therapy of swallowing and speaking, work-occupation examination.
G-EO Superiority of Rehabilitation Systems (2. Generation)
In robotic rehabilitation that made on treadmill, walking of patients who don’t have ability to move, walking to make by bracing up from sliding motion is not a healthy walking G-EO System has a background to make paralyzed patients walk not just on straight grounds but on every kind of ground. Even features of climbing up and going down stairs are subject. Therefore, they called as 2. Generation walking robots. Preparation of patient and application of program phases are extreme easy.
Patients with paraplegia need crutch or leading string to redress the balance during walk. People needs balance and strength to sit on wheel chair by himself/herself, and in the same way standing up on this chair to use this device. Patients are include in the rehabilitation program after detailed medical assessment hardly and candidates to use this device must complete these adaptation works.
(GYR) In what kind of paralysis is it used?
Patients with paraplegia, patients with hemiplegy, Multipl skleroz, Guillain Barre syndrome.
(GYR) In what kind of cases is it avoid to use?
People whose arms are not strong enough to grip the clutch, who has tension problem, who has advanced osteolysis sickness, spastic spasms those can’t be controlled, autonomic dysreflexia, who has balance loss at backbone, who has communication problem at the level that avoids rehabilitation, who has articular limitation at the level of avoiding to stand up or to walk naturally, whose weight is more than 100 kilos and height is not between 1.55-1.80 can’t use this device.
HAND ROBOTS (AMADEO)
Amadeo dita robotic system is only mechatronics finger rehabilitation device that provides use of each fingers including five fingers independently or together. Device imitates sick hand’s moving and natural gripping movement. Movement and strength can be adjusted according to patient’s other needs.
Patient sits in front of device comfortably during the examination. Patient’s arm is supported and fingers place into the device. So patient is prepared for automatic exercise row. Depending on patient’s needs, active and passive movements are done. At the same time, these are recorded to device with help of sensors. The most important feature of this system is being used for examination of after brain and myelon damage seizure or seizure related hand neurotomy successfully. It enables patients who had hand surgery to have rehabilitation after operation.
Hand robots recovers natural features to hands those lose function by any reason. After determining at where and how much problem occurs in hand, lost movements of hand are made by patient with the help of robot. Fingers those don’t have ability to move are moved by robot. At ones who have limited ability to move, robot enables from behind and allows movement to complete. If it is requested depending on the place of problem, some fingers may be disabled. Patient begins to make some movements by himself/herself in time and robot keeps doing rehabilitation by only undertaking a subsidiary role.
Who is served by rehabilitation service?
Semiparalysed patients (hemiplegia) who can’t use hand because of seizure, people who can’t use hand completely because of neurotomy or tendon injuries in hand as a result of working accident, patients who have difficulty to use hand because of some orthopaedic disease and rheumatoid arthritis, similar inflammatory joint rheumatisms and spastic children.
REHA TECHNOLOGY GEO SYSTEM
Robot technology is utilized in various fields of medical in recent years. Various operations and initiatives are made with the help of robots and by this means recovery time is shortened.One of field robot technology used in is rehabilitation. Various robot models are produced for patients who can’t use legs and arms enough. Arm robots, those are for patients who can’t use arms, intend to improve patients’ hand and arm abilities by integrating with virtual reality technology. In robotic system, walking exercise that is exactly the same normal walking type is done for patients who can’t walk with the help of robotic parts placed at two sides of the leg after patient’s body weight taken up by hanger . Body weight, tempo and style of walking can be inspected by computer; patient can watch his/her condition by opposite virtual reality screen. The biggest advantage of system is let to make exercises similar to normal walking and stimulating centers in brain. Patient is enabled to make walking exercises without getting bored because of perceiving walking feeling in different places or seeing himself/herself walking in the mirror in virtual reality screen. By means of this system, patient’s recovery period getting faster as well as walking style improves close to the normal.
Robots can be programmed to provide repeater exercises to be more interesting and fun.. A richer environmentally impulse place is created by integrating computer based video games with robotic education. More detailed and sensitive virtual reality visuals develop with ever improving technology. Ground walking for patient with GEO SYSTEM robotic rehabilitation system tries to improve climbing up and coming down stairs activities as distinct from other robotic systems. Moreover straight walking pattern is extra supported by practicing functional muscle stimulation by making a special choice for patient including GEO SYSTEM robotic rehabilitation system. GEO SYSTEM which is used at many country particularly in Germany, Switzerland and Italy, will be served at our center’s organization first in Turkey.
Hemiplegies depending on seizure, paraplegias, degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis and ALS are primary diseases GEO SYSTEM walking robot commonly used. Spastic seizure (cerebral palsy) is commonly used field for children. Children accords to this examination as well, they participate games in virtual place with a big interest, so efficiency of examination increases.