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Amrita Hospital Installs Genrobotics’s Movement-augmenting G Gaiter

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May 15, 2024

KOCHI:
Industry Minister P. Rajeeve inaugurated the G Gaiter robot at Amrita Hospital in the city today, adding to the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation wing of the state’s leading health-care services group for 25 years.

The state-of-the-art G-Gaiter, which enables faster recovery from paraplegic and gait disabilities, is a robotic gait trainer launched one-and-a-half years ago by Thiruvananthapuram-based Genrobotics that provides service to leading companies in the sectors of health and sanitation besides oil and natural gas.

Describing the installation of G-Gaiter as a “major surge” in Kerala’s health technology, the Minister said Amrita becomes the first hospital in the state to provide the AI-powered facility that improves the consistency and quality of human gait patterns.

The function at Edappally was attended by Amrita Hospital Kochi Medical Director Dr Premkumar Vasudevan Nair and Amriteswari Society Chairman Sagar Dharan, besides Genrobotics Medical and Mobility Regional Director Afsal Muttikkal.

The custom-made G-Gaiter assists patients with stroke-triggered paraplegic conditions, traumatic spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, accidents and Parkinson’s disease by increasing their mobility as well as consistency, besides the quality of gait pattern. Such is the efficiency that the AI-powered natural gait pattern of the robot aids the patient’s easy completion of 900 to 1,000 steps in 20 to 45 minutes.

With its AI-powered natural human gait pattern and top-notch rehabilitation, the robot’s execution of the motor relearning principle facilitates better treatment and quicker rehabilitation. Having earned the recognition of the Central Drugs and Standards Control Organisation, G-Gaiter enables medical professionals to creatively design therapy based on each patient’s needs by saving time and effort.

G Gaiter improves the ability of paralytic patients to control the movements of their body below the spine by facilitating specific exercises provided by professional physiotherapists. It also helps in developing neuroplasticity, enabling the ability of neural networks in the brain to change through growth and reorganization.

With its virtual-reality experience that provides the patients with a surreal visual experience, G Gaiter also creates a sense of participation and enthusiasm while training through various virtual environments. It further helps in boosting the patient’s morale for a motivated therapy session.