An innovative technology uses small jolts of electricity to trigger leg movement, providing faster rehabilitation than physical training alone.
Stroke is the third leading cause of disability, and across the EU, almost 5 million people are expected to be living with stroke as a chronic condition by 2035. The socio-economic burden of stroke is estimated to be EUR 45 billion annually in the EU alone.
Among the lasting effects of stroke is difficulty walking, which can have a severe impact on the patients health, reflecting a loss of income, self-reliance and dignity. To tackle this, the EU-funded project INNOGAIT investigated the market potential for an innovative rehabilitation toolkit that uses small jolts of electricity to trigger leg movement.
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