«Learning to walk by walking» – the mantra of Prof. Dr. S. Hesse, a pionieer in gait therapy is still valid and scientifically proven with the Gait Trainer GT I. The Gait Trainer GT 11 is based on the principle of the GT I and now taken to the next level with a convenient user interface, a comfortable and easy-to-use electric lifter and offers a modern, yet cost effective gait training based on the end-effector principle which is proven to have a superior impact compared to robotic exoskeleton devices.
Intensive locomotor training plus physiotherapy resulted in a significantly better gait ability and daily living competence in subacute stroke patients compared with physiotherapy alone.
Repetitive locomotor training with an electromechanical gait trainer may improve gait velocity, endurance, spatiotemporal, and kinematic gait parameters in patients with cerebral palsy.
The newly developed gait trainer was at least as effective as treadmill therapy with partial body weight support while requiring less input from the therapist. Further studies are warranted.