G-Gaiter’s natural human gait and AI-based rehabilitation features can increase gait stability and quality
Genrobotics has launched a new robotic walking trainer ‘G-Gaiter’ for the healthcare segment that provides faster recovery from paralysis and gait disorders.
Padma Sri Sridhar Vembu, CEO, Zoho Corp, who is also an investor and board member of Genrobotics, launched G-Gaiter in the presence of Anup P. Ambik, CEO, Kerala Start-up Mission; Dr Saji Gopinath, Vice-Chancellor, Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology; IAS Ratan U. Kelkar, Secretary (Electronics & IT), Government of Kerala; Vimal Govind MK, CEO and Managing Director, Genrobotics; and Rashid K., director of Genrobotics. Kerala Health Minister Veena George joined the event through a video greeting.
For the recovery of patients with paralysis or impaired walking, doctors and physical therapists offer gait training. It is a set of exercises that help such patients improve their ability to control the lower body, improving strength and balance and simulating the repetitive nature of the legs that occurs during walking, which helps to create neuroplasticity for the treatment of paraplegia and gait disorders. However, the traditional walking training method has a long recovery period and a number of disadvantages.
The G-Gaiter aims to provide the perfect answer to the challenges of the traditional gait training method. G-Gaiter’s natural human gait and artificial intelligence-based rehabilitation features can increase gait stability and quality. The robot’s functionality allows healthcare professionals to creatively tailor therapy to each patient’s specific needs to help them move toward excellence while saving time and effort.
The Genrobotics team began research into exoskeleton-based gait rehabilitation in early 2015. This research paved the way for the development of a proprietary technology called G-Plot. The G-Gaiter is based on this technology platform.