The Ekso GT is a powered hip-knee medical rehabilitation exoskeleton developed by Ekso Bionics.
This is the first exoskeleton to be approved by the FDA for those recovering from a stroke.
It is also approved for use with individuals with spinal cord injury.
Protocols on best use practices and identifying individuals that stand to benefit the most from robotic rehabilitation are aggressively pursued by the company and its test sites.
The Ekso GT is a robotic exoskeleton for comprehensive gait therapy which provides a superior rehabilitation experience for patients and therapists alike.
What is Ekso GT Robotic Exoskelton?
As a leader in the fields of physical and neuro-rehabilitation, Franciscan Health understands the importance of using cutting-edge therapies to deliver maximum benefits and are proud to offer the latest technological innovation in gait training - the Ekso GT robotic exoskeleton - for use during rehabilitation from stroke and spinal cord injury (SCI).
This leading technology, available currently in Indianapolis and Lafayette, enables persons with hemiparesis due to stroke and individuals with spinal cord injuries to stand up and walk over ground in a clinical setting.
INTUITIVE TECHNOLOGY TO HELP YOU WALK AGAIN
Through the use of Ekso GT robotic exoskeleton for gait therapy, Franciscan Health is offering new hope for greater independence and a better quality of life for a broad range of people with paralysis due to stroke or spinal cord injury.
With intuitive technology, the customizable suit gauges how much power the user is able to contribute and adapts to continuously deliver the appropriate level of support to complete every step. Users are able to take more steps or walk more naturally.
The Ekso GT is a tool to supplement professional physiotherapists, not replace them
The use of this exoskeleton allows for a greater number of consistent steps with the appropriate weight shift to be conducted in every rehabilitation session. Wearable robots, or robotic exoskeletons, may enable those with certain types of spinal cord injury and stroke to stand up correctly and walk.
These suits can help guide weight shifts, step patterns and cadence, so that a more natural ambulation pattern is achieved. As an added benefit, physical therapists can remain upright as well during sessions, resulting in fewer staff injuries and an improved ability to engage with the patient.