Robots used in robotic rehabilitation are electromechanical, computer-assisted therapy tools that support and increase functions, accelerate recovery, report the course of the disease, and make the treatment somewhat enjoyable.
Rehabilitation robots are divided into two according to their intended use:
1. Gait robots
2. Arm and hand robots
Gait training robot (Lokomat)
The most common and most advanced walking robot in the world is Lokomat developed and sold by Hocoma. Lokomat is used in gait disorders related to the brain, spinal cord, nerve, muscle, and bone diseases. It trains the patient and corrects her/his walking. It evaluates the effectiveness of the treatment by measuring muscle strength, range of motion, and spasticity before and after treatment with objective numerical values.