Patient / Caregiver Page2022-06-22T21:04:34+00:00

Is Ekso right for you?

EksoNR© is an exoskeleton designed to help patients stand and walk with the assistance of a therapist during rehabilitation. At Ekso Bionics, our mission is to assist and empower stroke, acquired brain injury (ABI), multiple sclerosis (MS), and spinal cord injury (SCI) patients to walk again. With our cutting-edge technology, we have helped patients all over the world take over 200 million Ekso-aided steps.

EKSONR

What is EksoNR and who is it for?

EksoNR is a wearable robotic suit, or exoskeleton, that wraps around your body to provide support and assistance while you rehab from a neurological injury including a stroke, brain injury, and spinal cord injury. EksoNR uses sensors, motors, and smart software to help your PT facilitate your rehab and help you to do more during a therapy session. EksoNR is designed to automatically reduce power when you can do more on your own – with the end goal of you walking independently outside of the robot, if possible!

EksoNR is cleared by the FDA to be used after a stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, or after an MS diagnosis. To see EksoNR’s full indications for use, please visit this page. Even if you have one of these diagnoses, you must be evaluated by a trained PT to ensure your body will fit in the exoskeleton and that your function is appropriate for using EksoNR during rehab. Some requirements for using Ekso include:

  • Being between approximately 5ft and 6ft 4 tall and weighing under 220lbs
  • Having near normal range of motion in ankles, knees, and hips
  • Having two limbs (either both arms or one arm and one leg) with near normal strength
  • Having physician approval

IMPACT

Why use EksoNR in rehabilitation?

Often in rehab, patients and therapists struggle to safely complete the amount of training needed to improve a patient’s function. EksoNR provides the support and assistance to help you do more practice and exercise which can lead to better movement, walking, and quality of life. Check out the impact that EksoNR has had for patients all over the globe.

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LOCATION

Where can I use EksoNR?

EksoNR must be used in a clinical rehabilitation setting under supervision of a trained PT. It is not available for personal or community use. To find a location near you that offers EksoNR as part of their therapy program, please visit our Find A Center page.  If there is no facility near you that offers EksoNR you can share information on our technology with your physician or therapy team.

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SHARE

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Have you used Ekso as part of your rehab? Did a family member see incredible success with Ekso? We want to hear how Ekso has helped you or a loved one with recovery!

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GET IN TOUCH

Help take the next step

If there is no facility near you that offers therapy with EksoNR, you can download the brochure below to share with your Physical Therapist or Physician to see if they might bring the Ekso to your rehab location.

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FAQ's

Why would I want to use Ekso as part of my therapy?2022-01-20T22:12:12+00:00

Ekso can help you learn to take quality steps using the correct muscles. This can help prevent future complications including back or hip pain. Ekso can support your body while learning how to walk, assuring your safety while teaching you the correct way to take steps. Using Ekso can help you take more steps in your therapy sessions which can lead to faster and more pronounced recovery.

Why is Ekso better than other rehab technologies?2022-01-20T22:11:18+00:00

Ekso is a different tool than other rehab technologies you may have seen at therapy. It is a device that goes around you, connecting to your trunk and legs. Unlike other technology, it does not have to stay in one place and is meant to walk through the gym or rehab facility. Ekso can not only teach you how to walk again, but it can teach you the correct way to walk again so that you don’t have pain or endurance issues in the future. The goal with Ekso is to help you gain function so you can “walk out” of the device.

Is Ekso safe?2022-01-20T22:09:22+00:00

Ekso has been FDA cleared and has gone through rigorous testing to ensure that all users of the Ekso will be safe.

How does Ekso work?2022-01-20T22:08:02+00:00

Ekso is powered by motors at the hip and knee joints that support your body in standing and while taking steps. These motors are coupled with a robust software program to ensure your safety and allow you to direct movement as much as you are able.

Can Ekso be used with tone and spasticity?2022-01-20T22:06:59+00:00

Ekso can be used with patients who have certain levels of tone and spasticity.  Your Ekso trained Physical Therapist would need to make the ultimate determination.

Can Ekso be used for those with a lower limb prosthesis?2022-01-20T22:06:04+00:00

Ekso cannot be utilized by those who have a lower limb prosthetic device.

Can I purchase an Ekso for myself or my family member?2022-01-20T22:04:58+00:00

Ekso is a therapeutic device meant to be utilized under the supervision of a trained physical therapist. Use the “Find a Center” tool to locate a facility with an Ekso near you.