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Power Forward Study: A Cross-Sector, Multisite Clinical Trial of a Powered Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis



The overall objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of using the Nomad P-KAFO in people who have had a musculoskeletal or neurological injury that has affected their ability to walk. Participants will use both the Nomad P-KAFO, and their own device, for a period of 3 months each, and be tested on various outcomes measures on walking, balance, and mobility.

Subject Population


  • 18-89 years old
  • Regular and compliant use of a unilateral or bilateral KAFO or SCO, or other passive KAFOs for impairment due to neurological or neuromuscular disease, orthopedic disease, or trauma
  • Cognitive ability to understand and follow the study protocol and give informed consent
  • Willing to wear and charge an activity monitor for the three-month home trials

Study Personnel

Funding Source


Department of Defense



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