Understanding the Trexo Robotic Trainer


We are studying a new robot-assisted gait trainer. The Trexo enables children who cannot walk to walk. It can also help those who have difficulty walking train. People using it find they are getting benefits other than the ability to walk. For example, kids who have trouble getting exercise feel and look like they get exercise. The Trexo has different settings. We are studying how different setting impact some of the impacts the Trexo has.

We are asking children with difficulty walking to come train in the Trexo on a few different days. Each time we will use a different setting. We will record how the training goes but recording things like the number of steps you take and your heart rate.

Additionally, we are asking that typically developing individuals come in and we will record their resting heart rate. This is done to compare these resting heart rates to those with neuromotor impairments


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 4 to 99

Inclusion criteria:

1. Age >=4
2. Able to fit in the Trexo (e.g. <150 lbs)
3. Has difficulty walking due to a neurologic or muscular disorder (e.g. cerebral palsy)

(this inclusion criteria is not applicable for typically developing controls, except for the age limits)

Exclusion criteria:

1. Medical reason that weight-bearing would be unsafe


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PONI (Pediatric Onset of Neuromotor Impairment) Lab

Principal investigator:

Elizabeth Condliffe

Clinical trial: