Dr. Chin Takaaki is a pioneer in Japan for using robots in the rehabilitation of chronic spinal cord injury patients. Even when patients regained walking ability in the hospital, many struggled to maintain it and would go back to using wheelchairs after returning home. Chin's team has enabled patients to keep walking without crutches by using two types of robotic devices. It has also effectively trained children with robotic hands, ensuring progress with unique methods.
This spinal cord injury patient was in a wheelchair for about nine years
He underwent rehabilitation using two different robotic devices
As a result, he was able to walk again using both devices
Chin's team has also achieved success in robotic hand training for children