The Research Department of the Centre for Paraplegia at Balgrist University Hospital is developing new assessments and deficit-specific gait rehabilitation procedures for patients with a spinal cord lesion
The focus of the research department is on the Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of motor, sensory and autonomic functions after spinal cord injury. Two measurement systems are available at the Balgrist Campus for recording motor function. In this way, walking on the ground can be studied in a gang laboratory. The gait of severely affected patients can also be analysed thanks to an innovative weight-relieving robot (FLOAT) using 3D Vicon motion cameras, corresponding force plates and EMG sensors.
Another gait analysis and gait training system is the GRAIL (Gait Realtime Analysis Interactive Lab) is available. State-of-the-art technologies enable analysis and training in a virtual environment under difficult conditions. Patients can be specifically challenged and supported both cognitively and mechanically.
prophysics has installed the gait laboratory as well as the GRAIL and supports the research department of the Centre for Paraplegia with any technical questions.