Robot-Assisted Therapy

Robot-assisted therapy makes the difference

Technology-assisted therapy, particularly robot-assisted movement therapy, has become the standard in neurorehabilitation in recent years.

Since 2005, we have been able to offer robot-assisted movement therapy at the Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht. Very quickly, this modern form of therapy has established itself at the Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht and is praised by our patients as it allows an intense and consise therapy with excellent results. We proudly operate one of the largest robot-assisted therapy centre in Europe.

The robotic therapy equipment allows patients to start specific therapy, such as gait therapy, much earlier - and in a highly repetitive manner that promotes motor learning and neural reorganization. Studies have shown that it is precisely the earliest possible use of these devices after a stroke and other neurological conditions that improves patient remission.

During the rehabilitation phase, different devices are used, each of which can be employed to target specific goals.

Virtual tour robot-assisted therapy centre

Lower extremities and trunk area

The Andago® is a modern walking aid with a dynamic weight relief system. It enables patients to move freely and safely through space. The patient must already be able to initiate the steps himself. The Andago does not need to be controlled by a therapist, rather it follows the patient independently while moving through space. The Andago is from Hocoma, DIH.

The C-Mill® is a treadmill with weight relief and visual feedback mechanisms. Since the steps are not supported by motors, the C-Mill is aimed at patients who are already able to walk. A gait analysis can be performed objectively with the help of a force plate. Visual feedback mechanisms such as projections on the treadmill surface promote a symmetrical gait pattern. The C-Mill is from Motek/Hocoma, DIH.

The DD System ELITE is a modern, pneumatically operated leg press. The focus is on building strength and improving the coordination skills of the lower extremities. With individual training protocols, the legs can also be controlled separately. The DD Sytem ELITE is from the Swiss brand ddrobotec.

As a wearable exoskeleton, the Ekso GT® enables free locomotion in space.  Similar to the Lokomat, even patients with complete paralysis can begin highly repetitive gait training. However, the focus is on training adequate weight transfer and thus training perception and balance. The Ekso GT is from Ekso Bionics.



The Erigo® is a tilting table with the help of which the patient can be verticalized step by step. In combination with simple stepping patterns, the cardiopulmonary system can be optimally trained and stabilized. The Erigo is from Hocoma, DIH.

The Lokomat® provides patients with physiological gait training on a treadmill with weight relief. In combination with feedback mechanisms, the patient's activity is additionally promoted. Leg movement is supported by motors, so that even patients with complete paralysis of the legs can begin highly repetitive gait training. The Lokomat is from Hocoma, DIH.

The Valedo® is a sensor-based system for trunk training with real-time visual feedback. The sensor technology allows patients with a small range of motion to receive optimal trunk training. The Valedo is from Hocoma, DIH.

Upper extremities

The ArmeoSenso® is a sensor-based therapy system for the upper extremities. It is primarily aimed at patients who already have good function in their upper extremity. The ArmeoSenso is from Hocoma, DIH.

The ArmeoSpring® is an arm exoskeleton with weight relief. The relief of the arm enables the patient to activate existing residual functions so that exercises can be completed in a playful manner. All movements are initiated by the patient. The main goal is to increase the range of motion. The ArmeoSpring is from Hocoma, DIH.

The Gloreha® is a robotic glove for selective finger and hand rehabilitation. Patients without hand functions can train passively, the hand robot mobilizes the hand. Patients with incipient hand functions can train actively-assisted, accordingly the robot supports the movement only when the patient initiates the movement. The Gloreha is manufactured by Idrogenet srl.  

The Myro® is an interactive therapy system for the upper extremities with virtual touch applications in combination with real objects. The Myro therapy offers uni- and bilateral training of gross and fine motor skills. Concentration, coordination and visual-spatial perception can also be trained in a playful way. The Myro is from Tyromotion.

The Pablo® is a sensor-based therapy system for the upper extremities. It can be used for a wide range of patients. Patients with good function can train with the position sensors only. When the position sensors are used with the Multiboard and the Multiball, patients with less good functions can already train. The Pablo is from Tyromotion.

Sensor-based therapy to train active movements of the trunk and pelvis in a motivating, fun environment. Training goals are:

  • Stabilize
  • Mobilize
  • Enhance perception

With the help of the Valedo®, patients learn to perform the movements independently based on visual feedback.

Both areas are also expanded with conventional exercise equipment for specific strength and everyday training.