An estimated 17 million people around the world experience a stroke each year. More than 60% of survivors of acute stroke find themselves unable to walk or in need of intervention in walking. Impaired ambulation is greatly associated with fall risks, dependency, limited participation in social activities, and lower quality of life.
However, with the advent of robotic technologies, such as the EksoGT™, the first FDA-cleared exoskeleton device for stroke rehabilitation, the possibility of assisting with ambulation may aid the recovery process by providing earlier mobility and restored independence.
The National Stroke Association and Ekso Bionics educational campaign will include three branches:
National and Regional Push to Elevate Survivor Voices
Showcasing survivors of stroke and their care team in national and regional arenas to highlight the impact of robotic exoskeleton technologies in rehabilitation.
Comeback Trail 2018
As a National Silver Sponsor of the National Stroke Association’s annual Comeback Trail 2018, Ekso Bionics will bolster engagement of local, leading stroke rehabilitation centers to ensure survivors have access to the latest advancements in stroke rehabilitation within their reach.
Sponsored Educational Content
Publishing and promoting a series of educational content through Ekso Bionics’ Lean on Me podcast, the National Stroke Association’s monthly e-newsletter, and other platforms to equip survivors of stroke and their care partners with information on the evolving technological landscape in stroke recovery.