HELLEN: A robot to assist patients to stand and exercise
More than one-third of people who survive a Stroke or head injury need assistance in walking and
some may never regain the ability to stand without assistance. This affects the patient’s ability
to participate in rehabilitation, their long term health, and the ability to do social, work and
You are being invited to participate because you have had a Stroke or head injury over 3
months ago, and now have difficulty with standing and walking. We will be offering an
exercise therapy program using a robotic exoskeleton (HELLEN) to try to find out if this type
of exercise therapy can assist people who have severe disability, to stand and exercise and
improve their health.
The Australian Institute of Neuro-rehabilitation based in Newcastle NSW is seeking volunteers for the above project.
For more information on how you can participate, download the Participant advertisement Form.