Recently published guidelines recommend robot-assisted gait training and virtual reality to aid stroke rehabilitation and recovery.

The guidelines, from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, were published recently in the journal Stroke, according to a media release from Hocoma.

According to the release, the Switzerland-headquartered, Norwell, Mass-based company notes that robot-assisted gait training is specifically beneficial to patients who are nonambulatory or have low ambulatory ability early after stroke.

In addition, the company states that combining robot-assisted gait training with virtual reality can be further beneficial for the improvement of gait.

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[Source(s): Hocoma, Business Wire]