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Lokomat

The Lokomat by Hocoma is the single most popular gait rehabilitation device in 2016.  It is a fixed (or stationary) exoskeleton that is used over a treadmill.  What the Lokomat loses in being a fixed device that can’t leave the room, it more than makes up for its versatility and capabilities.

The Swiss company Hocoma has sales partners on every single continent.  For pricing information, you can find a local distributor near you using Hocoma’s website.

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Product Description

The Lokomat is a modular, fixed gait rehabilitation exoskeleton.  This medical wearable robot currently comes in two variations: LokomatPro and a more compact version, LokomatNanos.  The Lokomat has a modular design and it can be upgraded or changed as needed.  For example, there is a pediatric module which transforms the Lokomat into a kid-friendly pediatric orthosis.

The Lokomat system suspends the user using an overhead harness.  All of the gait training takes place over a treadmill.  While the rehabilitation patient loses the ability to walk outside of the training room, the Lokomat provides a modifiable integrated package with an ever growing array of features:

  • Harness suspension that raises and lowers with each step.
  • Active Hip-Knee actuation and passive ankle control
  • New optional module for pelvis translation and rotation
  • Visual feedback
  • Variable assistance
  • Data collection and interpolation
  • Provide a large number of reproducible quality steps in each session

The Lokomat has some additional advantages due to its fixed design.  Because the exoskeleton is supported by a rigid frame that is behind the user who in turn is supported by a harness attached overhead all motors can be safely turned off.  This means it can be used as an evaluation device using all of its built-in sensors.  This provides rehabilitation experts with a built in tool to evaluate training before and after the use of the Lokomat.


Hocoma AG, Industriestrasse 4, CH-8604 Volketswil, Switzerland  Hocoma has multiple offices around the world so make sure to check their website first.

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