We need your help to raise £365,000 to fund our Walkerbot - a robotic machine to help people living with stroke relearn to walk.

Over 720 people are admitted to our hospital each year with stroke and 75% of these have lower limb weakness.
But the brain can adapt and people can relearn to walk through repetition and practice.


Why use robotics?

  • It works with everyone, even those with NO ACTIVITY in their lower limbs
  • Patients can complete 1,000’s of steps in one session
  • Patients can walk in a more natural and consistent pattern
  • Only one member of staff is needed to operate, freeing up staff for other patients 
  • Quicker rehabilitation enables patients to be discharged sooner and continue to recover at home.

How does it work?

The Walkerbot uses a harness suspended above a treadmill and robotic limbs to move the patient’s legs in a consistent pattern.  A computer controls the pace of walking and measures and adapts to the body’s response to movement. A therapist stands by to instruct the patient and analyse how they are walking, whilst interactive games and feedback help with motivation.

How you can help

You can make a donation on our website, over the phone or in our Charity Office.

Why not fundraise for us by hosting a coffee morning or taking on a challenge? You can hike to the top of Ben Nevis, skydive or Swim the Solent for us in 2020!

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