JOURNAL OF SHANGHAI JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY (MEDICAL SCIENCE) ›› 2022, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (2): 241-246.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2022.02.017

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Research progress and development trend of lower extremity exoskeleton rehabilitation robot

Jiyu HAN(), Yanhong WANG(), Daqian WAN()   

  1. Department of Orthopaedics and Joint, Tongji Hospital Affiliated to Tongji University, Shanghai 200065, China
  • Received:2021-09-03 Online:2022-02-28 Published:2022-03-17
  • Contact: Daqian WAN
  • Supported by:
    Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities(22120210569);Fostering Project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China in Shanghai Tongji Hospital(TJ2025)


Lower limb motor dysfunction caused by various causes is an important public health problem in the world today. Lower extremity exoskeleton rehabilitation robot is a new type of wearable bionic device, which is mainly used to realize the standing and walking of patients with lower extremity motor dysfunction. It is a hot research topic in rehabilitation medicine at present. By reviewing the history of lower extremity exoskeleton rehabilitation robot, some breakthroughs and developments are found to have been made in this field in recent years. In the future, if we can overcome the technical problems such as portability, intelligence and modularization, it will be possible to maximize the recovery of patients with lower limb dysfunction. In this paper, the key technologies and clinical applications of wearable lower extremity exoskeleton rehabilitation robot are reviewed comprehensively, and new prospects for the research and development in this field are proposed.

Key words: exoskeleton robot, lower limb dysfunction, stroke, spinal cord injury, rehabilitation training, man-machine interaction, intelligent, modular

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