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Table 4 Persons with Stroke Thematic Development

From: Exoskeleton use in post-stroke gait rehabilitation: a qualitative study of the perspectives of persons post-stroke and physiotherapists

In-vivo Code Category Theme
Expectations Client engagement Adopting Technology
Machine-body disconnect Client Dissonance
Augmenting my function
Exo appearance Appearance Device Concerns
Exo improvements
Exo comfort Comfort
Exo control options Control Options
Fitting concerns Fitting Issues
Exo purchase Cost & Availability
Walk program Not a natural walk Developing walking ability
Movement interference
Increasing walking activity Potential benefits
Limiting compensations
Adjunct to rehab Therapeutic device Integrating exoskeleton use
Early stage rehab
Learning to use the device
Daily use Everyday device
Community use