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This Wearable Robotic Aid Is the ‘Ironman for Disabled Kids’ That Enables Them to Walk Independently

This is Trexo Plus by Trexo Robotics, the first wearable robotic platform designed specifically to help children with Cerebral Palsy or spinal cord injuries experience walking on the ground. It’s like ‘Ironman for disabled kids,’ an exoskeleton that enables them to walk independently while improving their overall health (as sitting in a wheelchair isn’t healthy) and lifting their spirits. This life-changing wearable technology uses robotic legs integrated into a gait trainer. It provides a consistent gait pattern with appropriate timing and rhythm, which has shown improvement in walking abilities.

Trexo, which gently moves your child’s legs, functions through a tablet where you can control the speed, gait angles, and assistance level. You can adjust the exact level of support needed by adding or removing accessories. Additionally, you can adjust the knee angles, contractures, and tightness, or adjust the gait overtime to set up more stretching. Other key features of the Trexo Plus include adjustable weight-bearing demand, full foot-ground contact, and a distinctive ankle design that enables the child’s activity and assists with his or her stepping motion. There is also an active stepping metric that gauges how active the child is with stepping.

By solely focusing on children, Trexo has been able to create a device that works for their unique needs. This includes accommodating for spasticity, contractures, and weakness, in addition to their growing bodies. While robotic-assisted gait training in pediatrics is a relatively new technology, early research suggests that with combined therapy, the use of robotic gait training improves functional activities and gait patterns. Therapists rave about Trexo, which allows parents to give their children an activity involving patterns and alignment and a consistent stepping pattern – and to do that without putting a significant strain on their bodies.

Founder of Trexo Robotics, Manmeet Maggu, built Trexo for his beloved nephew, Praneit, who has cerebral palsy. “What we realized is that we’re not building a robot, what we’re are building is a magic that is only experienced when you see your child taking their first steps, and then their first hundred steps, and then their first thousand steps,” he said during his TED Talk.

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