We have helped thousands of patients take over 200 million Ekso-aided steps

At Ekso Bionics, we develop disruptive wearable robotics to tackle loss of mobility. In doing so, we have helped thousands of patients with lower extremity disabilities take over 200 million Ekso-aided steps and have inspired an entirely new medical device industry. We are rethinking rehabilitation with assistive technology, but we still have the same goal: helping people regain their full functional mobility.


A Brief History of Ekso and Health

Our bionic exoskeleton was initially meant for spinal cord injured (SCI) patients.  Many people who have an injury to their spinal cord experience some extent of paralysis. In many cases, paraplegics are told that they’ll never walk again, but our medical exoskeleton has been proving that notion wrong.

Our bionic suits are now being used to treat people with strokes, acquired brain injuries (ABI), and multiple sclerosis (MS). Such patients often suffer lower limb disability and loss of movement, but with the help of a wearable exoskeleton, they can begin to get out of their wheelchairs, balance with the use of an assistive device, regain sensation and function, and often learn to walk again.


A wearable exoskeleton that provides power to the legs.

Designed to help patients stand and walk during rehabilitation, EksoNR works with clinicians to give the necessary support to the spine, trunk, and legs including hip, knee, and ankle joints promoting correct movement patterns in all phases of physical rehabilitation and challenging patients as they progress towards walking out of the EksoNR rehabilitation setting and back into their communities.

EksoNR is an improved version of our EksoGT model that addresses gait inefficiencies and has become our new standard as the first exoskeleton cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medical applications in treating patients with strokes, brain injuries, SCI and multiple sclerosis (MS).

EksoNR Quick Overview

EksoNR is a lower extremity exoskeleton that supports upright posture and teaches the wearer how to walk again and regain their natural gait. With postural trunk support as well as support at the knee, hip, and ankle, this device amplifies ambulation ability and allows for extended therapy sessions without fatigue. Sensors automatically detect if patients are leaning, and the exoskeleton will provide feedback to their therapist to help improve their gait.


Robotic powered movement can provide total support and trajectory assistance for patients with paralysis of lower limbs or patient-initiated movement can be used to encourage muscle activity in the lower body. Adaptive gait training monitors leg joints and movements to keep patients from compensating and helps them restore their natural gait without discomfort.


This lower limb exoskeleton even comes with touch screen controls which help clinicians set goals and alter assistance levels for patients of all different functional levels. Physical therapists can also easily access the medical device’s database to analyze complex movement patterns and record patient progress. We constantly explore new technology to continue providing rehabilitative devices in North America and beyond for the benefit of humanity.


An upper-body exoskeleton that assists the arm and shoulder.

EksoUE was designed to assist a patient’s affected shoulder and arm and has been a revolution in upper limb rehabilitation. Engineered for patients suffering from upper extremity paralysis or weakness, EksoUE helps patients recover strength, endurance, and range of motion. We have temporarily paused production of EksoUE, please contact us if you’d like to be notified when EksoUE is available.

Why We Made EksoUE

This device offers 180 degrees of motion, and as a spring powered exoskeleton, it can keep up clinical use all day without needing a power source. Its lightweight and compact nature means it’s easy to set up and can be adapted for a wide variety of patient goals.  EksoUE is also mobile which means it can be used in a wheelchair, sitting, standing walking, and during activities of daily living (ADLs).


It is challenging for those with upper extremity injuries to complete activities of daily living such as combing their hair or feeding themselves. In therapy, the goal is often to strengthen these muscles in order to make these activities easier. However, these small muscles in the shoulder fatigue easily. EksoUE was designed to provide spring assistance to allow for more repetitions, greater ROM, and higher intensity, getting patients on their way back to independence.


For patients who have some shoulder weakness due to an orthopedic or neurological event, the spring assistance of EksoUE allows them to reach higher and for longer. EksoUE was built to have active assisted range of motion and is being used by therapists to craft longer sessions with more repetitions and higher intensity.


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“We’re finding that patients are progressing far beyond what we’ve ever been able to get them to because we have this means to get people up earlier.”

Dr. Christina Kwasnica, MD
Medical Director, Barrow Neurological Institute

“Ekso helps us get patients up, out of bed, and ambulatory as soon as possible.”

Dr. Jennifer Cohen, MD
Physician, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

“You can change the parameters within Ekso allowing for more, less, or no resistance… it is revolutionary.”

Amit Mehta, PT, DPT, MBA
Executive Director of Outpatient Rehab Services, University Health System

Ekso, if qualified, is a more efficient intervention than the body-weight supported treadmill that we do for ABI patients. In terms of logistical manpower, the control of the quality of the gait pattern and repetition for motor relearning. I do think that Ekso is a good intervention for early mobilization, tapping into neuroplasticity expediently and more successfully.

Edward Cruz, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

“EksoNR is the most advanced neuro-rehabilitative exoskeleton available and provides benefits to the largest number of patients recovering from a stroke, spinal cord injury, or acquired brain injury. At Shirley Ryan, we have studied Ekso since the inception and now also use it clinically in our inpatient and outpatient programs.”

Dr. Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD
Director, Max Näder Center for Rehabilitation Technologies & Outcomes Research, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

“Our reason for choosing to purchase Ekso specifically was to meet the need of being a leader in NeuroRehab in central Ohio. Ekso presented a value proposition to our neurorehab program with a ROI of reducing length of stay, increasing patient satisfaction, and improving outcomes.

Dr. Eric Yap, RN, MS, MHA, CRRN, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer, OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital

“We were able to see immediate impact on the patient’s ability to perform bed mobility, transfers, and independence with all functional activities after one session with the device. This device has greatly improved our patient’s outcomes while decreasing physical assistance required by staff members.”

Duncan Monger, PT, DPT, CBIS
Regional One Health Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital

“To take my hands off of a patient and allow them to be a little bit more functional without me, it’s giving them empowerment.”

Jessica Wilchinski, OT
Occupational Therapist, Johns Hopkins Medicine

“This equipment enables me and the therapy team to give patients more of a chance to live a better quality of life and reduce their long term disability.”

Dr. Jeffrey Oken, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

“From my own experience, either therapists are physically carrying these patients across the gym at great expense to their own bodies or they’re just not able to mobilize these patients; so many of our patients are very weak and the therapists absorb much because of the burden. The therapists I work with are now able to do so much more using Ekso.”

Dr. Craig DiTommaso, MD, FAAPMR
Medical Director, Kindred Rehabilitation Hospital Northeast Houston

“We went from taking 20 steps with three physical therapists to taking hundreds of steps in a session with one.”

Diane Patzer, DPT
Physical Therapist, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

We have the opportunity to have under control the fine-tuning of the Ekso system and the body of the patient at the same time because we are able to change the power that you are using, to change the velocity that you would like to use, the step length. We like that we have a lot of improvements using Ekso to perform gait training.

Dr. Franco Molteni
Director of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Ospedale Valduce, Villa Beretta, Italy

The decision for the Ekso was not difficult for me due to the clinical evidence. We already had the first AHA effects during the introduction of the device. Patients showed significant progress and mobilization within a short period of time and this was a decisive experience for me which has contributed immensely to the decision for the Ekso.

Maik Hartwig
Chief Executive Officer, THERAMotion


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