Indication and Clinical Benefits
Keeogo Target Indications
Keeogo is an assistive walking device that is indicated for individuals experiencing a lack of endurance, reduced muscle strength or pain as a result of an injury or chronic illness.
Keeogo is designed to provide complimentary force and greater range of motion to the knee joint in various activities such as stair climbing, walking, running, squatting, kneeling, and added support in standing for long periods of time. Specifically, those in the early stages of degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or advanced stages of osteoarthritis have been identified as ideal candidates for Keeogo.
The user should have the ability to:
- Initiate all movements in walking, sit-stand, stand-sit, squatting, crouching, kneeling and stair climbing;
- Walk without assistance from another person (with or without an assistive device);
- Maintain necessary balance and core strength to remain upright.
Keeogo should not be used with individuals with the following conditions:
- Complete paralysis of lower limbs;
- Existing skin sores or skin breakdown in the area where the device is worn;
- Joint arthropathies of the hip and/or knee joint that would limit sufficient ROM for walking, sitting or squatting activities;
- Severe fixed contractures;
- Severe cognitive deficits;
- Severe vascular disorders of the lower limbs;
- Uncontrolled epilepsy;
- Severe osteoporosis;
- Uncontrolled autonomic dysreflexia.
Keeogo Clinical Benefits
There are a number of clinical studies that support the clinical benefits of Keeogo. Keeogo is approved by Health Canada as a medical device.
We continue to support clinical studies that demonstrate the health benefits for specific health conditions.
The intended functional and clinical benefits for individuals with mobility impairments wearing Keeogo on a regular basis include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Ability to remain active, work
- Improved safety and stability
- Improved accessibility
- Possibility to prolong onset of wheelchair use
- Overall independence and freedom
- Improved endurance
- Improved musculoskeletal health
- Increased circulation
- Improved balance
- Improved posture
- Improved bladder/bowel function
- Improved bone health
- Improved mental health