Every year more than 270,000 people in Germany suffer a stroke. About half of those people subsequently experience limitations of their motor skills.
One of these limitations affects the balance system.
A stroke leads to a blockage in the nervous system, which prevents communication between the brain and the locomotor system.
As a result, the upper body isn’t aware of how the legs operate and vice versa. In this state, independent walking is almost impossible and those affected are constantly dependent on help.