Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Toyota Develops WelWalk Robotic Brace to Aid in Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients

Your doctor should be comparing this to all these:
the Esko exoskeleton
the Walk Again Project
the HULC exoskeleton system ready for soldier tests 
Is this better than Cyberdyne Hal from Japan?
Or maybe the Delta6 Accelerator from  G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra?

Toyota Develops WelWalk Robotic Brace to Aid in Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients

On Wednesday, Toyota launched a new robotic leg brace called the WelWalk WW-1000. The robotic exoframe is designed to help patients with partial paralysis walk again. The device is worn on the affected leg, with a large motor component at the knee joint that helps with functions such as supporting body weights and assisting with movements such as swinging the leg forward.
The WelWalk WW-1000 system will be made available to medical institutions in Japan later this year, with a rental model that charges a one-time fee of $9,000 and later $3,200 after that on a monthly basis. The WelWalk robotic leg brace could dramatically reduce recovery time for patients overcoming partial paralysis. The robotic exoframe has sensitivity levels that can be fine-tuned to a physiotherapist’s prescription.
WelWalk Robotic Leg Brace
Toyota has been working on robotics for decades now. Its R&D wing Toyota Research Institute is dedicated to creating technology that increases independence and improves the quality of life for an aging population. Last year, Hyundai showed off a slew of personal support robotic wearables that can supplement the mobility of the wearer. An increasing number of automakers are turning their attention towards overall mobility, i.e. beyond the everyday means of transportation.
In 2016, Honda unveiled ASIMO, a helper robot for the fast-aging population. The humanoid robot can perform tasks without the need for a human controlling its movements. In addition, it also created the Stride Management Assist device, which helps the elderly increase their stride as they walk, which eventually and helps them walk.
Japan’s aging population is large and continues to grow at a fast pace. Around 26 percent of its population is 65 or older compared to the global average of 8.5 percent. This calls for much-needed advancements in automated services industry to help in mobility and care for the aging population.
The field of robotic aids for rehabilitation is growing at a faster rate. Israeli manufacturer ReWalk Robotic created a battery-powered wearable exoskeleton to enable disabled people to stand upright and walk.
Toshiyuki Isobe, Toyota's chief officer for research, said WelWalk WW-1000 reflects the company's desire to apply robotics to increase independence. The company has also developed an R2-D2-like machine, called the Human Support Robot, whose mechanical arm can help bed-ridden people pick things up.
"Our vision is about trying to deliver mobility for everybody," said Isobe. "We have been developing industrial robotics for auto manufacturing, and we are trying to figure out how we can use that technology to fill social needs and help people more."
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