Robotic exoskeleton therapy for people with multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • Robotic exoskeleton assisted exercise therapy (REAER) provides a viable alternative to conventional gait training (CGT) in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) and severe mobility disability.

Why this matters

  • Mobility disability affects 75% of individuals with MS.

  • CGT associated with improved mobility and cognition in PwMS; however, traditional exercise therapy such as CGT is usually inaccessible to PwMS who have severe impairment.