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Enhancing quality of life in progressive multiple sclerosis with powered robotic exoskeleton

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posted on 2024-06-28, 03:24 authored by Seng Kwee WeeSeng Kwee Wee, Chiu Yi Ho, Si Lei Tan, Cheng Hong Ong

Wearable powered robotic exoskeleton can provide high repetitions and high-intensity gait training. It can promote a sense of well-being when the user is in upright posture to walk around different environment. We present a case of a lady with progressive multiple sclerosis who received 15 sessions of robotic exoskeleton training. Post training, she demonstrated improvement in lower limb strength, sense of well-being and self-esteem that led to improved transfer ability, increased social outings and better quality of life (QOL). Previously, she was depressed and reluctant to go out for social activities. This case suggests the potential of robotic exoskeleton to enhance QOL in people with mobility challenges.

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Multiple Sclerosis Journal

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2020-09-15

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