UAN.GO is the innovative motorized robotic exoskeleton for gait training and rehabilitation. UAN.GO is an innovative, effective and user-friendly assistive robot for gait rehabilitation, providing stability and next generation kinematics.
Everything you need to know about the features and benefits of the UAN.GO exoskeleton for rehab or clinic from U&O need to know.
UAN.GO is a medical device designed for robotic rehabilitation in the clinical setting and/or at home. UAN.GO allows for active patient participation to promote opportunities for treatment and recovery of motor function through neuroplasticity of the nervous system. The device offers different modes of use and gait training, as well as the possibility of establishing a progressive recovery pathway through the simple execution of passive, active or actively assisted movements, which can be applied according to the patient's motor abilities in the different rehabilitation phases. It enables active patient participation by providing more options for the treatment and recovery of motor functions. UAN.GO is an easy-to-wear device that enables gait training through personalized and function-specific movements. By supporting unique technologies from the reference field, an innovative and unique rehabilitation pathway is created. UAN.GO improves functional balance, step kinematics and distance traveled.
From sitting to standing, single step, continuous walking, warm-up, climbing and descending stairs.
Adjustable movements and force support
The recovery of walking function is facilitated by a specific map of movements that can be differentiated according to the user's abilities and needs.
An innovative telescopic system allows the size of UAN.GO to be adjusted to the user in minutes without tools, allowing more time for therapy.
The Italian design makes the device backpack-free and thus offers more freedom of movement. The battery is integrated into the corset and can be replaced quickly and easily.
Automatic posture monitoring with anti-fall warning and ergonomic handles for a more secure grip
Assisted and autonomous operating modes
Possibility to initiate the movements of the device with the help of a caregiver or autonomously by shifting the body's center of gravity in the desired direction
Facilitated user experience by positioning the controls next to the ergonomic handles on the corset and an intuitive graphical interface supported by audible and visual feedback.
The user can perform the movement wheelchair to UAN.GO quickly thanks to the lateral opening of the limbs of the device.
UAN.GO can be disassembled into 3 parts and placed in a handy cart. This allows the robotic rehabilitation to be taken from the single clinical environment
Thanks to the 8 joint centers and advanced software, the user moves more naturally.
U.Connect is a simple, intuitive and functional communication interface that allows you to query and manage the usage data of the UAN.GO device. U.Connect displays travel times, distances, speeds, and device usage. The data is securely stored on a dashboard that also allows you to automatically generate clinical reports. With U.Connect, you can track and monitor patient progress, store all session data in one place, control, set up and customize future sessions to meet your patient's individual needs. This application also provides access to an online resource library.
UAN.GO is an active exoskeleton that enables patients with lower limb disabilities to walk. With four active and four passive joints, UAN.GO helps users with lower limb disabilities to stand, sit, walk and climb stairs.
UAN.GO allows for an improvement in functional balance, greater range of motion, a reduction in spasticity and greater motor autonomy. Above all, UAN.GO strengthens the self-confidence and motor independence of patients with gait disorders, rehabilitating them. It improves respiratory activity, blood circulation and prevents some problems with the digestive tract and liver. The motor activity performed with UAN.GO helps to improve the problem of recurrent pain and allows to prevent pressure sores.
UAN.GO is suitable for patients who weigh less than 100 kg and are between 155 and 195 cm tall.
UAN.GO comes with two sets of fast-charging lithium-ion batteries. The batteries are easily replaceable to allow continuous use.
Background: Multiple sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the myelin in the central nervous system. It is complex and unpredictable and occurs predominantly in young adults, resulting in increasing disability and significantly lower quality of life. Recent studies have investigated how rehabilitation training using a robotic exoskeleton can affect gait recovery in patients with severe neurological disease.
Aim: The aim of this study was to analyze the first approach of a multiple sclerosis patient to a robotic lower limb exoskeleton to evaluate the effectiveness of the protocol on walking ability, adaptability of the device, degree of appreciation, variations in parameters related to walking, and perception of fatigue.
Methods: This study was conducted in a 71-year-old man diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis with an EDSS score of 6 since 2012. The patient underwent a treatment cycle of 10 sessions with the lower limb exoskeleton, the UAN.GO, which lasted 1 h 30 min. Before and after treatment, the 6-min walk test, the Fatigue Severity Scale, the Short Form-36 Health Survey, and a Likert scale were administered for assessment. During each session, blood pressure, heart rate, and peripheral saturation were monitored; the perception of fatigue was also assessed using the Borg scale.
Results: A comparison between the initial and final assessments showed an improvement in distance covered at 6 MWT (T0 = 53 m/T1 = 61 m). There was a positive trend in saturation and heart rate values collected during each session. Further improvements were noted using the Borg scale (T0 = 15/T1 = 11).
Discussion: The data collected in this case report show promising results in treating multiple sclerosis patients with the UAN.GO exoskeleton, affecting both motor performance and vital signs.
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UAN.GO is designed for people with severe lower limb disabilities and is intended for patients with complete or incomplete spinal injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, ataxia and generally for people who cannot walk. The user must have normal hand and shoulder function to maintain balance during the session using crutches or a walker. The exoskeleton actively supports the user's weight.
The company from Italy was founded by Andrea Santi and has won many awards.
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