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EksoUE2020-10-27T18:48:20+00:00

Innovation meets Neurorehab with EksoUE

EksoUE is a wearable, upper-extremity exoskeleton designed to assist a patient’s affected shoulder and arm during rehabilitation. With EksoUE, patients can achieve rehab sessions with a higher dosage, more intense therapy, and a wider active range of motion.

Features

180° OF ASSISTED MOTION

Allows the patient to exercise a wider active range of motion with assistance in all planes.

MANUAL THERAPY ACCESS

Provides access to shoulder joint and scapula to help therapists facilitate movement.

MULTIFACETED USE CASES

Can be used while sitting, standing, and moving around.

NATURAL MOVEMENT PATTERN

Supports the patient’s arm with minimal interference, allowing for a more natural motion than other devices or traditional therapy.

FULLY-MECHANICAL OPERATION

Spring-powered operation allows for continuous use without recharging, since there is no battery.

INCREASED WORKLOAD

Patients can tolerate higher therapy dosage for longer with EksoUE assistance.

ADAPTABLE ERGONOMICS & ASSISTANCE

Easily reconfigured for a range of force levels and sizes, adaptive to a wide range of patients and goals.

QUICKLY SET UP AND USE

Simple to set up and use, with a self-guided digital training module.

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“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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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’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

“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

EksoUE FAQs

Why should I add EksoUE to my practice?2020-08-11T22:52:01+00:00

Ekso is the only upper extremity exoskeleton designed specifically by clinicians, for clinicians. It features early mobility tools for a variety of activities of daily living or gaming activities. Request a demo to learn more about how EksoUE can benefit your practice.

Where can I use EksoUE?2020-08-18T17:11:16+00:00

EksoUE is currently available exclusively in certified rehabilitation centers. Find a center near you with our interactive map or contact Customer Relations.

What is the training process for EksoUE?2020-08-11T22:50:51+00:00

The training consists of a self-guided online training course consisting of learning modules training on both able-bodied and patient driven practice opportunities.

Is EksoUE versatile in utilization?2020-08-11T22:49:53+00:00

EksoUE can be donned in a seated or standing position. EksoUE can be worn in many therapy environments and is not tethered to static equipment, making it ideal for functional activities of daily living or gaming activities.

Does my patient need to have active movement?2020-08-11T22:49:32+00:00

The patient must be able to actively achieve at least 20 degrees of active shoulder flexion in order to benefit from the device.

Who is contraindicated from using EksoUE?2020-08-11T22:49:10+00:00

Patients who have poor skin integrity in areas in contact with the device, severe upper extremity pain with movement, significant shoulder impingement resulting in pain, and unresolved deep vein thrombosis in the upper extremity should NOT utilize EksoUE.

Who is appropriate for EksoUE?2020-08-11T22:40:14+00:00

Patients need to be cleared for safe, functional active range of motion. Their upper and lower arm segment lengths need to fit within the range of EksoUE adjustability. The patient must be able to initiate shoulder motion (generally 2-/5 shoulder strength with greater or equal to 20 degrees of active shoulder flexion).

Who can benefit from EksoUE?2020-08-18T02:35:33+00:00

EksoUE is intended for those patients with impaired upper-extremity function due to, but not limited to, CVA, SCI, MS, Guillain’ Barre, Brachial Plexus injuries, and orthopedic injuries.

How much does EksoUE weigh?2020-08-18T02:33:59+00:00

EksoUE weighs 12 pounds.

How does EksoUE work?2020-08-18T02:56:37+00:00

EksoUE has interchangeable springs, allowing for different powered active assisted function movement, based on the patient’s strength, endurance, and weight of their extremity. The patient wears the device to participate in occupational or physical therapy sessions to provide active assist/increased active range of motion in many planes, reduce gravitational forces, allow for longer activity sessions, and lead to more high intensity sessions.

What is EksoUE?2020-08-19T19:40:50+00:00

EksoUE is a non-actuated upper extremity exoskeleton powered by spring forces and active assistance by the patient. Watch our video to learn more.