It takes 10 minutes to get Natalie Barnhard into the harness of a Hocoma Lokomat
, tighten six straps and clasp them round her stomach, hips and higher legs, then regular her decrease legs and ankles into orthotic braces. Afterward, she is hoisted upright as her toes dangle a couple of inches above a transferring treadmill beneath.
Two train physiologists spend the subsequent jiffy utilizing pc software program to decrease her ft, repair and regular her gait, and slowly put a few of her personal weight and vitality into her actions.
For a short while, Barnhard is out of her wheelchair, strolling.