Evaluating the Indego Exoskeleton for Persons With Hemiplegia Due to CVA


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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Height 5'1" to 6'3" (acceptable height may vary by a few inches depending on femur length)
- Weight 250 pounds or less
- History of one sided ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke with resultant hemiparesis
- Manual Muscle Test (MMT) 4/5 in at least upper extremity
- No restrictions on time since stroke (acuity), but all subjects need to be cleared by MD for locomotor training
- No other brain abnormalities or neurological diseases/disorders
- Has not been diagnosed with more than one stroke
- Passive range of motion (PROM) at shoulders, trunk, hips, knees and ankles within functional limits for safe gait
- Skin intact where interfaces with Indego device
- Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS) for spasticity 3 or less in the lower extremities
- Absence of complicating physical or mental conditions as determined by MD that would preclude the individual from safely participating in gait training
- Must be able to follow directions and communicate basic needs, demonstrated by a Mini- Mental State Exam (MMSE) score of 18 or greater

Exclusion Criteria

- Failure to meet all inclusion criteria
- Pregnancy
- Colostomy bag
- Uncontrolled/untreated hyper- or hypotension