How it Works
The Anklebot is programmable to allow guided movements to help
patients complete a step. It also combines resistance straps, including
an easy tracking mechanism to assist doctors and therapists in making
clinical assessments and to aid in evaluating a patient's progress.
The Anklebot fits around the leg in a brace to improve the
flexibility and stability of a paralyzed ankle by manipulating the leg.
The Anklebot improves balance and helps to prevent falls that are
common when stroke patients are left with limited mobility.
A video screen prompts the Anklebot's user to perform an exercise.
If the patient cannot perform the function, the robot moves the limb.
If the patient then starts to gain control of the limb, the robot will
adjust its levels of guidance and assistance to the patient.
Research using the Anklebot will continue at the Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital until (length of time).
For more information, please call 1-877-STFRANCIS.