What is Keeogo? Keeogo™, a Powered Walking Assistance Device
Keeogo™ is a powered walking assistance device and is the first product in the class of Dermoskeletons™. Keeogo™ is designed to help individuals with mobility related challenges that limit their ability to participate in daily activities such as walking, climbing or descending stairs, sitting down or standing up. Keeogo™ utilizes sensors at the knee and hip joints to detect the movement you would like to do; then provides the needed assistance to help you complete it.
The device’s adjustable motorized power complements your own muscle strength, allowing you to manage your body movements more effectively so that you can do the things you want to do.
Its slim, non-intrusive design provides strength, stability, security and the ability to move in a normal, unrestricted manner.
Who is Keeogo for?
Keeogo™, for Individuals with Mobility Challenges
Keeogo™ is a powered walking assistance device integrating Dermoskeleton™ technology. It is designed to help individuals with mobility challenges that limit their autonomy in their daily activities such as:
• Going up and down stairs
• Sitting down and standing up
• Squatting, kneeling
• Standing for extended periods of time
• Other activities
Keeogo™ is used by individuals with:
• Knee/hip osteoarthritis
• Multiple sclerosis
• Parkinson’s disease
• Incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI)
• Other conditions that limit mobility
To use Keeogo™, you need to be able to initiate basic mobility movements, walk a short distance with or without an assistance device, and have sufficient balance.
How Does Keeogo™ Work?
Keeogo™, a Powered Walking Assistance Device
Keeogo™ is a powered walking assistance device that helps you to walk and maintain your independence.
At any given time, Keeogo™ reads your body position and movements, in order to interpret your intentions and help you along the way. It’s like a friend who gives you a supportive push just at the right time.
Keeogo™ does not initiate any movement but waits for your lead. Once you make the first move, it assists you according to the activity. For example, it will help push you up when you lean to stand up or it will slowly support you when you are sitting down.
As you walk at your own pace, Keeogo™ will assist your steps in four different ways, according to the phase of your stride.
• When your heel hits the ground, it will resist the movement in order to support the weight at the joints of your legs.
• When you propel forward, it will push you along your own movement.
• When your foot leaves the ground, it will pull or fold your knee to make your leg lighter.
• When you swing your foot forward, it will help in the movement to elongate your stride.
Dermoskeletics, the science behind Keeogo™
B-TEMIA’s product portfolio incorporates the Company’s proprietary Dermoskeleton™ technology, which is the result of an emerging science we call “Dermoskeletics”. Dermoskeletics studies the interaction between the human body and its environment while assisted with a skin-type motorized mechanism.
Considered as a pure human-machine interface, the Dermoskeleton™ eliminates musculoskeletal stress on the body structure by injecting biomechanical energy at the joints, and providing mechanical assistance to the users for the restoration, maintenance or augmentation of their biomechanical functions.
Using high-end sensors and advanced artificial intelligence proprietary software, the Dermoskeleton™ senses the user’s mobility intentions and generates synchronized movements at the motorized knees. The robotic system does not move for the user – instead, it senses the intended movement and provides the right level of assistance in perfect symbiosis with the body motion.
Acting as a secondary artificial musculo-skeletal structure surrounding the body, the Dermoskeleton™ can protect the wearer against extreme activities, and prevent acute or chronic musculo-skeletal injuries while increasing strength, endurance and stability.
Success Stories with Keeogo™
Watch how Keeogo™ enables individuals living with post-stroke impairment, knee osteoarthritis, hip osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease to be more autonomous. *Disclaimer: Individual results may vary
Julia, Being Independent with Keeogo™
Claude, climbing mountains without pain
Luc, getting around naturally, without a handicap or pain
Étienne, maintaining an active family life by managing his energy