With the assistance of a physical therapist, patients with disabilities can begin getting out of their wheelchairs, standing, and even walking without assistance. The EksoNR device is powered by hydraulics and has a built in computer system that uses a combination of force and motion sensors to help build strength. Released last year, the EksoNR model is based on the EksoGT bionic device, but the newer model supports an even more natural gait pattern, so a poor gait pattern doesn’t get reinforced. It also comes with a touch screen for clinical use and boasts new technology for performance analytics and real-time adjustments during therapy. While some exoskeletons provide the full force needed to walk, for patients with complete paraplegia for example, the EksoNR model focuses on active participation from patients, which drives brain plasticity.
Building upon our clinical expertise, we have expanded into upper-body rehabilitation with the new EksoUE. This exoskeleton assists patients with rebuilding their upper extremity strength and maintaining upright posture while providing upper extremity support. This model enables 180 degrees of motion at the shoulder, is mobile so the patient can use it sitting, standing, and walking, allows for higher therapy dosage without using a battery, and can be easily reconfigured to support each individual patient.