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Motorized Walking Devices for Patients with Compromised Mobility: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: August 22, 2019
Project Number: RC1165-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of motorized or robotic wearable walking assistive devices for adults with compromised mobility?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of motorized or robotic wearable walking assistive devices for adults with compromised mobility?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding motorized or robotic wearable walking assistive devices for adults with compromised mobility?

Key Message

One systematic review was identified but did not contain any relevant literature regarding the comparative clinical effectiveness of motorized or robotic wearable walking assistive devices for adults with compromised mobility.

No evidence for the cost-effectiveness of motorized or robotic wearable walking assistive devices for adults with compromised mobility was identified. Additionally, no evidence-based guidelines regarding motorized or robotic wearable walking assistive devices for adults with compromised mobility were identified.