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Title: The use of an advanced reciprocating gait orthosis by paraplegic individuals: a follow-up study
Authors: Jaspers, Peter ×
Peeraer, Louis
Van Petegem, Wim
Van der Perre, Georges #
Issue Date: Sep-1997
Publisher: Stockton Press
Series Title: Spinal Cord vol:35 issue:9 pages:585-9
Abstract: This article describes the results of a follow-up study of 14 paraplegic individuals who were fitted with the ARGO (Advanced Reciprocating Gait Orthosis--STEEPER) at least 1 year previously. It was found that 85% were still using the apparatus on a regular basis. The general satisfaction of the users was high, although the functional use was limited. Therapeutic reasons appeared to be the main reason for wearing the ARGO. The points that were most appreciated were the psychological and physiological benefits of standing and walking. Discussion with the users who were paraplegic provided valuable information concerning possible technical improvements to the ARGO.
ISSN: 1362-4393
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Biomechanics Section
Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Health Care and Chemistry Department - Geel Campus - TM K
× corresponding author
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