Hocoma Erigo is a state-of-the-art medical device designed to provide rehabilitation therapy for individuals with mobility and balance impairments. Developed by Hocoma, a leading provider of robotic rehabilitation solutions, Erigo is designed to support physical therapists and their patients in the recovery process. This innovative device uses advanced technology to deliver individualized and interactive therapy sessions, promoting improved mobility, balance, and overall physical function.
Early and Safe Mobilization even in Early Rehabilitation Programs
Mobilization and verticalization of immobile patients with little or no capacity for interaction can be very demanding and challenging—especially in acute care—and can compromise the well-being of patients and therapists.
The Erigo combines gradual verticalization with robotic movement therapy to ensure the necessary safety for the stabilization of patients in an upright position. Due to the unique afferent stimulation provided by the Erigo and the flexible harness, patients can be trained intensively and safely already in a very early stage of rehabilitation.
The robotic leg movement and the cyclic leg loading offered by the Erigo are critical afferent stimuli for the central nervous system.
This leads to muscle activation, improved muscle pump function and venous return ultimately resulting in improved cardiovascular stability. Therefore, patients verticalized with the Erigo generally do not suffer a drop in blood pressure and thus have a reduced tendency to collapse. They tolerate the upright position better than patients treated on conventional tilt tables without a stepping function and cyclic leg loading.
Improved Orthostatic Tolerance Using the
Erigo FES (Function Electrical Stimulation)
The Erigo FES further increases the afferent stimulation of patients and thereby their cardiovascular stability during early verticalization.
The electrical activation of key leg muscles efficiently supports the increase of blood flow in the patients’ lower extremities. This leads to improved venous return which helps to maintain stroke volume and blood pressure, therefore improving orthostatic tolerance. Furthermore, therapy with the Erigo FES improves cerebral blood flow and muscle strength in lower extremities leading to recovery of motor function.
Excellent Clinical Usability
The Erigo is highly mobile with wheels for easy transport between rooms. It can be adjusted to align with the patient bed for supine transfer or even transfer with a patient lift.
The Erigo offers safe training with direct patient contact and the possibility of constant interaction with patients. Hospital equipment such as patient monitoring systems can be safely attached to the standard rails that the Erigo features. Further benefits include an intuitive user interface on a touchscreen, electronic adjustment of leg length as well as the flexible one-size-fits-all patient harness system.
Increased Therapy Efficiency
The Erigo enables a single therapist to provide mobilization, verticalization, and sensorimotor stimulation at the same time, safely and efficiently.
In specific cases, e.g. with acute patients, more than one therapist per patient may be necessary. In such settings, the efficiency may be increased further by installing more than one device in the same room.
Device’s dimensions [L × W × H]:
227 × 86 × 242 cm (89 × 34 × 95 in.)
Weight: approx. 300 kg (661 lb.)
Patient weight capacity: max. 135 kg
Continuous adaptation to patient’s leg
length: 75 – 100 cm (29 – 39 in.)