• Main cause for remaining invalidity in industrial world .
• 200.000 stroke patn. in Germany per year.
• 60% of those suffer from significant limitations in gait and walking distance .
• 20% remain wheelchair bound.
Regaining gaite :
• Nr. 1 goal of stroke patients , regardless the gait pattern used .
• Nr 2 goal = functional gait velocity.
(Bohannon R ,1988)