- •Maintaining the ability to walk is an important challenge for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS).
- •We need new standpoints that integrate exoskeletons into long-term rehabilitation.
- •Overground robots (OR) allow individuals to walk on hard and flat surfaces in a real-world setting.
- •OR training might be a feasible and effective tool for preserving gait ability among MS patients.
- •The article describes in detail an OR program that will allow study replication.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:10MWT (10-meter walking test), ADEMBI (Multiple Sclerosis Association of Bizkaia), CG (control group), MS (multiple sclerosis), OR (overground robot), RAGT (robot-assisted gait training), SPPB (short physical performance battery), T1 (baseline assessment), T2 (assessment after the intervention), TUG (timed Up and Go)
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Supported in part by the Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa Bank Foundation, the Euskampus Fundazioa Foundation, and the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación of Spain (grant no. DPI2017-82694-R [AEI/FEDER, UE]).
Clinical Trial Registration No.: ACTRN12619000014156.