Exoskeleton home and community use in people with complete spinal cord injury
The study assessed the amount, purpose, and location of exoskeleton use in the home and community environment, without any restrictions. After 8 weeks of training at a facility, 14 people with a complete SCI used the ReWalk exoskeleton at home and in the community. They used it for a median of 9 out of 16 days for an average of 3,226 steps. Participants kept a daily logbook, and completed two user experience questionnaires: Quebec User Evaluation of Satisfaction with assistive Technology (D-QUEST) and System Usability Scale (SUS). The exoskeleton was mostly used for exercise purposes (74%) and social interaction (20%). The main location of use was outdoors (48%). Overall, participants were satisfied with the exoskeleton (D-QUEST 3.7 ± 0.4) and its usability (SUS 72.5 [52.5–95.0]).
Find the full article at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7515902
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