Stroke Clinical Trials

Indego® Clinical Trials at Shepherd Center

The Indego®, in development at Parker Hannifin Corporation, is a robotic device that allows people with lower extremity weakness or paralysis to stand and walk.  The device was initially developed at Vanderbilt University and is being tested at Shepherd Center. 

Early studies focused on using Indego with individuals who have had a spinal cord injury.  We are now evaluating whether Indego can help people who have had a stroke learn to walk better.

Clinical Trials Volunteers Needed!  

Please register at our clinical trials intake site below. If you are selected to be further evaluated for trials, a member of the Indego team will contact you directly.   If you have already registered, rest assured we have received your information. However, due to the volume of submissions, the Indego team cannot contact each respondent. Please do not contact us to inquire whether you have been selected. If you are selected, we will contact you.   If selected, participants do not receive a stipend or payment. Participants are responsible for all travel and housing expenses during the training. Discounted hotels in the area are available. 

Primary criteria for participation in Indego® trials are listed below. Please note that additional criteria must also be met for enrollment, and some participants – including those injured for more than one year – may require additional testing to determine bone health.

  •  Weight less than 250 pounds
  •  Height between 5'1" to 6'3"
  •  Lower extremity weakness as a result of a stroke
  •  Difficulty walking, or walk very slowly
  •  No tightness in hips, knees or ankles
  •  No evidence of osteoporosis
  •  Able to tolerate being upright without getting dizzy
  •  Able to arrange and pay for all transportation and housing during the testing period. Length of testing periods will vary.  

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For more information regarding the device, visit or email Clare Hartigan, PT.  

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