NSF grant supports new approach to gait training for stroke survivors
Thirty percent of stroke survivors, including some 300,000 Americans every year, are left with compromised walking ability. As our population ages, these numbers will undoubtedly grow, increasing the already high demand for technology to support gait training.
“For most stroke survivors who are left with mobility impairments, recovering the ability to walk is at or near the top of their wish list for rehabilitation,” says Darcy Reisman, associate professor of physical therapy at the University of Delaware. “It’s also critical to their being able to live at home again after a stroke.”