Chapter 64 — Rehabilitation and Health Care Robotics


PAM is a 5-DOF pneumatic, gait-training robot which can assist a person with paralysis in walking naturalistically over a treadmill. PAM in this video is coupled with POGO, an pneumatic leg exoskeleton. PAM is compliant and automatically synchronizes to the patient's gait cycle using pattern recognition and time warping. PAM was developed at the University of California at Irvine.
Daisuke Aoyagi, Jim Bobrow, Susie Harkema, David Reinkensmeyer