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The Levant Foundation is a non-profit organization that works in the field of rehabilitation and funds various projects at the Beau-Séjour Hospital. The latest equipment given to the HUG by this organization is a walking support device.
This supported ambulation system improves patient mobility while avoiding falls and reducing the risk of injury. Thanks to its smart motor, it is able to relieve the user of a specific weight, which remains constant regardless of the movements performed.
Only two institutions in Switzerland are equipped with this device. It is especially designed for patients undergoing rehabilitation after a stroke, a spinal cord injury or amputation. It has the advantage of helping people to walk more quickly and more safely on their own.