RAPPER II is a multi-centre, international trial to evaluate the feasibility and safety of the REX and of a set of customised exercises performed in a REX; and the impact on quality of life. 56 recruits took part in the study.
In a presentation given at the American Congress for Rehabilitation Medicine, on November 3rd 2016, the trial investigators concluded:
- Analysis of the results of the RAPPER II trial has shown that REX is a safe and stable Powered Exercise Equipment, requiring a very limited amount of user training
- The trial has shown that it is feasible for people with SCI to carry out a functional exercise program in the REX
- There was no difference between the ability of patients with tetraplegia and paraplegia to achieve the functional goals
- The User Experience was generally positive especially across the domains of safety, comfort, stability and ease of control
- A substantial cohort of participants felt an improvement in Quality of Life parameters
- The results of RAPPER II justify further investigation of this technology both in terms of a dose-response relationship and in people with diverse neurological conditions such as stroke and MS.
Click here for News on RAPPER II
Click here for Summary Presentation: November 3rd 2016, presented by Principal Physiotherapy Investigator, Jon Graham BA, MSc, MSCP at the 93rd annual meeting of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chicago Ill.
Click here for REX Case Report: November 16-18 2016, presented by Gilly Davy, Senior Neurological Physiotherapist and Clinical Director of Connect Neuro Physiotherapy at The Australian and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZCoS), Adelaide, Australia
People who have suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury have successfully used a REX.
See Stroke and AIN clinical trial.