A Comparison Between the Exoskeleton Hybrid Assistive Limb and Conventional Gait Training Early After Stroke "HAL-RCT"

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- less than 8 weeks since stroke onset; inability to walk independently due to lower extremity paresis (i.e. FAC score 0-1), able to sit on a bench with or-without supervision at least five minutes; sufficient postural control to allow upright position in standing with aids and/or manual support; ability to understand training instructions as well as written and oral study information and to express informed consent; body size compatible with the HAL suit.

Exclusion Criteria

- contracture restricting gait movements at any lower limb joint; cardiovascular or other somatic condition incompatible with intensive gait training; and severe, contagious infections.