Energy Consumption and Cardiorespiratory Load During Walking With and Without Robot-Assistance


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Stroke patients with a lower limb motor impairment
- Time since stroke < 1 year
- ≥ 18 years
- < 193 cm
- < 135kg
- Able to walk overground (body-weight support allowed if necessary) for at least 10 minutes at a comfortable walking speed

Exclusion Criteria

- Contra-indications for exercise testing according to the American College of Sports Medicine
- Musculoskeletal problems (other than stroke) affecting the ability to walk
- Concurrent pulmonary diseases
- Concurrent neurological diseases
- Communicative and/or cognitive problems affecting the ability to comprehend or follow instructions
- Other problems that affect the execution of the interventions, e.g. severe spasticity, contractures or dermatologic contraindications