Anklebot assistive device is aiding in stroke recovery

06/3/2013 | Baltimore Sun, The

A rehabilitative device known as Anklebot is helping stroke patients improve their walking, even years after they had their attacks, by continuously monitoring the subject's steps, then providing an extra boost when necessary. The device is undergoing testing at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center with 20 volunteers who use the device while walking on treadmills or controlling a video game with their feet while seated. The Veterans Health Administration has given the project a $199,000 pilot grant.

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