Designed as a gait rehabilitation device, the Agilik smart orthosis moves with the wearer and provides dynamic knee support and resistance as needed during the patient's gait.
Everything you need to know about the features and benefits of the Agilik: Intelligent orthosis for gait rehabilitation from Bionic Power need to know.
Designed as a gait rehabilitation device, the Agilik smart orthosis moves with the wearer and provides dynamic knee support and resistance as needed during the patient's gait. This helps patients with a crouched gait stand more upright, gain muscle strength and learn to walk more efficiently and independently. The Agilik is designed to be lightweight, easy to take off and put on, and comfortable, similar to a KAFO (knee, ankle, foot orthosis). The Agilik is not an exoskeleton designed to hold a patient up and walk for them, but a rehabilitation device designed to actually improve the user's gait. Through the use of advanced sensors and joint motors, Agilik's intelligent orthosis can measure knee angle, knee angle velocity, first contact and toe-off, and adjust the level of support during certain phases of gait to help the user stand and improve knee extension. In other gait phases, the orthosis can resist the user's muscles to improve strength. Our app-based user interface allows therapists and researchers to control the torque and timing of agility. The device provides some user gait metrics, including range of motion, maximum flexion and extension angle, and velocity, as well as usage tracking (how long and how often the Agilik was used), allowing therapists to make informed decisions for their patient's therapy. Our goal is to enable users to stand up straighter and walk stronger. Bionic Power's solution is designed for use in clinical rehabilitation and allows for more frequent and extensive longer-term training and reinforcement of new gait patterns for the brain (neuroplasticity). Our ongoing study, patient by patient, shows a concrete benefit in gait biomechanics as well as a "training effect" (session by session, the quality of the patient's natural gait tends to improve), leading to the interesting hypothesis that the benefits of longer-term use may be due to a kind of rewiring of the user's brain. Thus, they may achieve the benefits of gait training that persist even after the orthosis is removed. The exact duration, effectiveness, ideal duration, and intensity of training are variable and based on several factors and should be discussed with the treating physician.
The Agilik™ smart orthosis helps patients maintain or increase their independence and mobility. This is especially critical for children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other knee extension disorders, whose strength and endurance often deteriorate with age. The Agilik™ works by supporting or resisting knee extension and flexion throughout the gait cycle. About 50 % of youth with cerebral palsy (CP) who can walk will not be able to do so in early or middle adulthood.* Our hope is to stop or even reverse this deterioration by reducing the crouched gait, increasing extension, and strengthening their legs so they can stand more upright and walk stronger.
The Agilik is an intelligent orthosis for gait rehabilitation from Bionic Power, specially designed for medical use. It is suitable for indoor use and supports the lower body and hip region as well as the legs. The Agilik allows users to stand and walk. It is suitable for both personal use and mobile rehabilitation. The exoskeleton is powered by electricity and weighs 3 kg. It does not use artificial intelligence (AI). Wearing the orthosis allows sitting on a chair and is water resistant. It can be used at a maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius. The net selling price is 20,000 euros and sales are in Europe. There is no minimum purchase and the orthosis requires regular maintenance. There is no specific weight capacity specified for lifting. The manufacturer has its headquarters and production in Canada. The agilic has FDA approval and a CE mark. An instruction manual is available, while no test package is offered by the manufacturer. The orthosis has a warranty period of one year and has an assistive device number. The maximum walking distance is 1 meter with the help of the device. Use requires residual muscle function. Climbing stairs is not possible with the product. The Agilik is suitable for diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida and knee extension. Battery charge time is 1 hour and battery life is 6 hours for weights up to 70 kg.
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The Agilik smart orthosis is designed exclusively for lower extremity orthoses and intended for use by ambulatory patients. The Agilik is intended for forward walking on level ground when the power is on, not for athletic or aggressive purposes. The Agilik is indicated for patients who have knee instability in the sagittal plane while carrying weight during the stance phase of their gait cycle. This includes, but is not limited to, patients with a crouched gait due to spina bifida or CP.
The Agilik is an intelligent orthosis that supports flexion and/or extension of the knee, according to the patient's movement. The Agilik cannot initiate the movement of the joint.