What User-requirements Need to be Considered When Developing a Lower-limb Exoskeleton? A Qualitative Study.

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The goal of this study is to identify the needs and requirements of end-users regarding the implementation of a lower-limb exoskeleton in a remote home setting. The end-users include older adults with sarcopenia, post-stroke individuals and physiotherapists. The main question it aims to answer is:

• What are the needs and requirements of the end-user population when developing a lower-limb exoskeleton that can be implemented in a remote home setting?

Participants will engage in three separate focus group sessions, in which they will discuss the predetermined topics. Interactions between the participants will be guided by open questions.

Targeted Conditions

Study Overview

Start Date
January 17, 2024
Completion Date
April 1, 2024
Enrollment
15
Date Posted
February 2, 2024
Accepts Healthy Volunteers?
No
Gender
All

Locations

Full Address
Brubotics Rehabilitation Research Center
Jette, Brussels 1090, Belgium

Eligibility

Minimum Age (years)
18
Eligibility Criteria
People post-stroke:

Inclusion Criteria:

> 18 years old
≥ 3 months ago stroke diagnosis
Current difficulties during gait

Exclusion Criteria:

Serious speech disorder
Lowered cognitive competence

Older adults with sarcopenia:

Inclusion Criteria:

> 65 years old
Difficulties during chair sit to stand
Current difficulties during gait

Exclusion Criteria:

Lowered cognitive competence

Physiotherapist:

Inclusion Criteria:

Currently active as a physiotherapist
Experience in treating people with sarcopenia and/or post-stroke conditions

Exclusion criteria:

Can't verbally answer

Study Contact Info

Study Contact Name
Reinhard Claeys, MSc
Study Contact Email
Study Contact Phone

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Other Details

FDA Regulated Drug?
No
FDA Regulated Device?
No
NCTid (if applicable)
NCT06238206