We have helped thousands of patients take over 130 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 130 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 and those with acquired brain injuries. 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, and 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 and SCI.
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.
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).
Our upper body wearables have even been used beyond the medical field in recent years. We believe that every workplace injury is preventable. Our exo vests are being used by industrial workers in the construction industry, the manufacturing industry, logistics, and other industrial settings with high energy demand to promote efficiency and occupational safety.
Overexertion is a common issue at construction sites and similar areas, and there are plenty of hazards that can lead to lacerations, pressure sores, fractures, and even injuries to the spinal cord. With our vest wearable device, workers can lift heavy objects, carry heavy loads, perform repetitive movements, and generally boost their work capacity for long periods of time. Our exoskeletons have even had military applications for heavy equipment and have been used by the United States Navy and DARPA because of these enhancements.
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Ekso is offered in 270+ centers worldwide.
With programs in over 30 countries around the globe, Ekso has helped tens of thousands of patients take over 150 million steps. If you think you or a loved one can benefit from Ekso therapy, contact a center near you to learn more and get started with Ekso.
As a global leader in exoskeleton technology, we form partnerships with the best research groups to consistently provide the most advanced wearable technology on the medical exoskeleton market. These exoskeletons are not replacements for other robotic technologies, such as prosthetics or other assistive limb products and similar devices. Mobile medical exoskeletons are also generally not for home use or personal use and should only be used with the approval of a professional with an effective strategy for medical purposes in rehabilitation centers. This is to prevent the myriad of secondary medical issues that can arise due to improper use of assistive devices.