Manmeet Maggu, co-founder and CEO of Trexo Robotics, tells the story of Trexo Residence, a robotic strolling gadget that can be utilized together with the Rifton Pacer. Be aware: Trexo Robotics is totally unbiased from Rifton Tools.
Trexo’s Origin Story
I discovered of my nephew’s analysis of cerebral palsy in 2006. On the time Praneit was nonetheless a younger toddler, however the docs already knew that he wouldn’t have the ability to stroll. Decided to show them unsuitable, we searched for a lot of options however couldn’t discover one which would offer him with sufficient help and present him what strolling was. We received him his first Rifton Pacer so he may expertise common weight bearing and be upright. I used to be decided to discover a means to assist him observe strolling like his friends.
Whereas this was taking place, I used to be an engineering scholar on the College of Waterloo. For my closing faculty 12 months venture, I made a decision to construct robotic legs to assist Praneit stroll as I imagined. As a result of he was already acquainted with the Rifton Pacer, and I wanted a means to assist hold him protected from falling, I made a decision to connect these legs to the Pacer.
Trexo Robotics is the results of this experiment, and it has progressed additional than I’ve ever imagined. Seeing Praneit take his first steps with the Trexo was the proudest second of my life. At present, I proceed to expertise this pleasure by way of tales I hear from households about how the Trexo Residence has modified their lives for the higher. I needed to share a few of these experiences with you within the hopes of serving to you resolve if the Trexo may assist your youngster too.
Trexo Helps Take Steps with Repetition
Think about a bodily therapist transferring your youngster’s legs, step-by-step, to assist them learn to stroll appropriately. Now think about that the bodily therapist by no means will get drained and strikes every step exactly the identical means over and over. That’s the fundamental operate of the Trexo.
Now we have seen children who can solely take one or two steps on their very own, take 1000’s of steps with large smiles on their faces. With the Trexo they’ll stroll additional than they ever imagined, which makes them really feel assured and powerful. With the assistance of the Trexo, children can work on their endurance and construct power of their legs.
With time, many children begin to present modifications of their gait exterior of the Trexo. With common Trexo observe, they get sufficient repetitions to vary the best way they stroll with out it, studying to raise their knees, strike with their heels and enhance the toe-off. One in every of our first customers improved a lot that she may virtually race up stairs!
Good Posture for a Sturdy Core
The Trexo legs additionally assist with posture. By conserving the kid’s legs straight down, the Trexo holds the higher physique upright, which causes the trunk to remain engaged. Pairing the Trexo appropriately with Rifton’s chest immediate and arm prompts even helps children who can’t roll or sit on their very own. Stronger core and improved trunk management are a number of the first modifications we’ve got seen in a lot of our Trexo Residence customers.
It’s superb what number of every day features depend upon the core. Now we have heard tales from dad and mom describing how their youngster is now in a position to dress whereas sitting up, chew their meals, not depend upon the g-tube, and even drink from a straw cup independently. The core is known as the core for a motive; it is necessary for every part the human physique does!
For a lot of children who can not sit or stand on their very own, a stronger core helps with extra independence. Proud dad and mom have shared with us that their youngster is now in a position to stability longer and sit upright on their very own.
Staying Energetic to Keep Wholesome
Maybe some of the necessary issues to us is that the Trexo has helped develop the kind of one who can use assistive tools for strolling. Beforehand, if a baby didn’t meet sure standards, they’d not have the ability to use a gait coach to expertise the facility of strolling. With the Trexo, a lot of these restrictions are gone.
The Trexo has efficiently helped many children with totally different talents. This consists of children with a number of of the next: contractures, excessive tone, incapability to roll, sit, stability independently, provoke motion and extra. These children use the Trexo and collectively take tons of of 1000’s of steps. With every Trexo step, they stroll in the direction of bettering their cardiovascular well being, growing the frequency of their bowel actions, tiring themselves out to allow them to sleep higher and sharing the enjoyment of strolling with their family members.
Final 12 months, my nephew took over 80,000 steps within the Trexo! We’re additionally excited in regards to the experiences different households have had with the Trexo. After all these outcomes are reported by dad and mom and are totally different for every youngster. Thanks to oldsters’ superb suggestions, we’ve got a number of analysis research in progress to assist us perceive the precise advantages of the Trexo.
Within the meantime, every Trexo household teaches us extra about utilizing the adjustability of our system and the Rifton Pacer to create the right strolling companion for his or her youngster. We hope you may be part of us on this thrilling journey!
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