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Innovative technology

Encompass Health is doing more than offering the latest rehabilitative technology, we’re creating it. The AutoAmbulator® is designed specifically for the needs of our patients. It safely places them in a standing position as robotics assist the patient’s legs to walk on a treadmill. Sensors continuously monitor walking patterns, changing power and speed according to the patient’s mobility.


  • Robotic legs generate the power needed to safely simulate normal walking patterns.
  • Therapists safely can adjust the amount of weight bearing to each patient’s tolerance.
  • Walking speed can be varied according to each patient’s ability and gradually increased to reproduce normal walking patterns.
  • To minimize injury risks, sensors are designed to automatically shut down the machine when an adverse event occurs, such as a severe spasm or if the patient’s foot does not strike the treadmill properly.

Improves abilities for patients with: