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Articles Tagged: Exoskeleton

Paraplegic Man Races On Mechanical Legs

Published: September 19, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

paraplegic-man-races-on-mechanical-legsDenny Ross – paralyzed from the chest down in a car accident – has gone from counting his steps to counting kilometres, attempting to finish a five kilometre race with the use of a ReWalk exoskeleton on Saturday.

“It’s a huge step,” he said with a laugh while taking part in the N.E.R.D. Run at William Hawrelak Park, an annual fundraiser supporting the University of Alberta’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute.

Ross has been using the exoskeleton as part of a pilot study examining the effects of using the ReWalk device, purchased by the Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Society in 2014 and leased to the university for the trial. Continue Reading »

ReWalk Robotics Launches ReWalk 6.0: the Company’s Sixth Generation Personal System for Home & Community Use

Published: July 14, 2015 | Category: News

ReWalk Robotics Launches ReWalk 6This Version of the ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton Offers Users the Fastest Walking Speed, Most Natural Gait, and the Most Precise Fit of Any Exoskeleton

ReWalk Robotics Ltd., the leading global exoskeleton manufacturer, unveiled today the latest edition of its Personal powered exoskeleton system—the ReWalk Personal 6.0—marking the company’s sixth generation community use product. The ReWalk Personal 6.0 offers those in the spinal cord injured community the most functional exoskeleton system with the fastest walking speed and the most precise fit, among many other key benefits. Continue Reading »

London’s bionic man making impressive strides

Published: June 26, 2015 | Category: News

London's bionic manMitch Brogan is among those rare few who refuses to take no for an answer.

When doctors told him he would never walk again after suffering a spinal cord injury in 2006 that left him a quadriplegic, Brogan set about to prove them wrong.

Far from willing just to sit in his wheelchair and watch life through the windows, he began pursuing an interest in exoskeleton technology. Continue Reading »

Mind-control exoskeleton gives unprecedented paralysis recovery

Published: April 15, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

Finding her feet againAn exoskeleton that enables movement and provides tactile feedback has helped eight paralysed people regain sensation and move previously paralysed muscles

“I FELT the ball!” yelled Juliano Pinto as he kicked off the Football World Cup in Brazil last year. Pinto, aged 29 at the time, lost the use of his lower body after a car accident in 2006. “It was the most moving moment,” says Miguel Nicolelis at Duke University in North Carolina, head of the Walk Again Project, which developed the thought-controlled exoskeleton that enabled Pinto to make his kick. Continue Reading »

Paralyzed veteran walks again thanks to robotic exoskeleton

Published: April 7, 2015 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury:

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – Sometimes life throws you a curve, but after a motorcycle crash three years ago, army sergeant RJ Anderson got the curve, the fast ball and the slider all at once. That crash left him paralyzed from the chest down. Continue Reading »

New technology helps mental, physical recovery

Published: February 14, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Michaela Bushey paralyzed brideAUSABLE FORKS — Standing among the friends and family gathered at the Jan. 1 wedding of Michaela Bushey and Kyle Devins were a trio of Pennsylvania rehabilitation specialists.

Frank Hyland, vice president of Rehabilitation Services; Sue Golden, director of neurorehabilitation; and Alyssa Hauck, physical therapist, had traveled from their offices at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown.

Along with joining the festivities at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort in Lake Placid, they were there to make sure everything went smoothly as Michaela used an Ekso Bionics exoskeleton to walk down the aisle. Continue Reading »

NY bride walks down aisle making a dream come true

Published: January 1, 2015 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

AUSABLE FORKS, N.Y. – An Ausable Forks woman is starting 2015 by making a dream come true. Continue Reading »

Monkeys Steer Wheelchairs With Their Brains, Raising Hope for Paralyzed People

Published: November 18, 2014 | Category: News

Monkeys Steer Wheelchairs With BrainsWASHINGTON, D.C.—Experimental wheelchairs and exoskeletons controlled by thought alone offer surprising insights into the brain, neuroscientists reported on Monday.

New technologies offer a window into how the brain creates movement.

Best known for his experimental exoskeleton that helped a paralyzed man kick the opening ball for June’s World Cup in Brazil, Duke University neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis presented the latest “brain-machine interface” findings from his team’s “Walk Again Project” at the Society for Neuroscience meeting. Continue Reading »

Paraplegic groom walks down aisle thanks to robotic exoskeleton

Published: October 20, 2014 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Matt Ficarra was paralyzed from the chest down in a freak boating accident in 2011, but he didn’t let that prevent him from walking down the aisle on Saturday night… literally. Continue Reading »

Kessler Foundation Expands Robotic Research in Spinal Cord Injury

Published: August 11, 2014 | Category: News

Kessler Foundation NewsWest Orange, NJ. August 11, 2014. Kessler Foundation has expanded its research in exoskeletal-assisted standing and walking with the addition of ReWalk, the robotic exoskeleton from ReWalk Robotics. The Foundation has been conducting exoskeletal research since October 2011, according to Gail Forrest, PT, PhD, assistant director of Human Performance & Engineering Research.

“The consequences of paralysis are well known,” said Dr. Forrest. “Without the ability to walk, individuals rapidly lose bone mass and muscle strength.  Continue Reading »