AnalysisFramework for Assessment of the Usability of Lower-Extremity Robotic Exoskeletal OrthosesBryce, Thomas N. MD; Dijkers, Marcel P. PhD; Kozlowski, Allan J. PhD, BSc (PT)Author Information From the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York. All correspondence and requests for reprints should be addressed to: Thomas N. Bryce, MD, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 5 E 98th St, Box 1240B, New York, NY 10029-6574. There is no funding for this analysis and no financial benefits to the authors related to the material presented. This material has not been presented or published in any form previously. Financial disclosure statements have been obtained, and no conflicts of interest have been reported by the authors or by any individuals in control of the content of this article. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: November 2015 - Volume 94 - Issue 11 - p 1000-1014 doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000321 Buy Metrics Abstract Persons with neurologic conditions such as spinal cord injury, stroke, and multiple sclerosis often lose the ability to stand and walk. Robotic hip-knee-ankle-foot exoskeletal orthoses have become commercially available and may allow some of these people to stand and walk again. These devices may also have applications beyond mobility, such as exercise, amelioration of secondary complications related to lack of ambulation, and the promotion of neuroplasticity. The authors present a framework for assessment of the usability of robotic exoskeletal orthoses available now or in the near future. The framework contains six modules: Functional applications, Personal factors, Device factors, External factors, Activities, and Health outcomes. Metrics and measures are suggested for each framework factor. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.