WALKER TECHNOLOGY:

INNOWALK, NF-WALKER, HIBBOT, EXOSKELETON

General overview

Innowalk

 

Innowalk is a robotic walking rehabilitation device. By adapting support and adjustment to the patient, Innowalk keeps the patient standing and allows him to reproduce the gestures of walking as naturally as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NF-Walker

 

The NF-Walker is a dynamic walker who allows you to participate in daily life. Unlike conventional walking devices, the Hibbot stabilizes the pelvis and trunk with just enough support for the child. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hibbot

 

The Hibbot offers the possibility for the child to stand, stand still or walk. The device allows for better body alignment and stretching of the lower limbs while improving the posture of the head and trunk. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Main objectives of the method

Innowalk's main objective is to give children who have not yet acquired walking the opportunity to train to walk, thanks to a support and a fixed walking training system.

 

The NF-Walker stabilizes the child's pelvis and allows him/her to walk independently. It follows the child throughout his growth and can be adapted according to his height and build.

 

The Hibbot allows children to load about 80 to 90% of their body weight on their feet while the remaining 10 to 20% is taken care of by the thoracic, pelvic and tibial supports. The child is slightly supported and held upright so as not to fall, which makes it easier for him/her to take steps.

Specificities of the method

Innowalk is a device available in special sessions, as it is not a device designed to follow the child in his or her daily life.

 

Hobbit and NF Walker are devices that are intended to be used in the child's daily life. These are not special sessions, but continuous use. 

Who is the method for?

The method is intended for children suffering from cerebral palsy, hemiplegia or hemiplegia, muscular dystrophy but also all disorders that prevent them from moving independently.

What parents say about it

"We notice that for him this way of walking is much more demanding; he loves it, but it is also a training because he needs to coordinate and use his muscles much more intensively to be able to walk. " (Hibbot)

 

"My daughter has been using Innowalk for a few weeks and it is already my favorite equipment, we do 20 minutes a day and hope to accumulate up to an hour a day over time, potentially for use several times a day. She is able to press on the walking supports to take independent steps that work the muscles of her thighs, her physio has helped us to see how to make the best use of the machine so that she can use it at different speeds for different physical benefits, slow speed for muscle use and fast speed for cardio-vascular use. She also has a fantastic stretch in the thigh and knee joint and her ankles are at 90 degrees. I can never recommend this product enough! " (Innowalk)

 

"It's beautiful for them, they're up. Alex even plays football with his friends at recess.
For the flow diagram I'm not sure it's ideal!!!!!! Alex flies more than he walks, but too bad it's so good for him. " (NF-Walker).

Scientific references

Effect of assisted walking movement in patients with genetic and neuromuscular diseases acquired with the Innowalk motorized device: meta-analysis of an international case study

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6587941/

 

 

"The study shows that the movement therapy device (Innowalk) has a direct effect on the hip joint in children with MCS. Effects on range of motion and muscle tone have been documented. The duration of the intervention (3 months) was a determining factor."

Any remarks or comments?

This work is based on a collaborative approach to sharing research and family experience.

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