Argo Medical And Ekso Bionics Make Strides With Robotic Walking Devices
Two emerging companies – Argo Medical Technologies Inc. and Ekso Bionics Inc. – are making substantial headway with robotic devices designed to help paralyzed patients regain the ability to walk.
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FDA OKs First Personal Exoskeleton System To Help Paraplegics Walk
ReWalk Robotics' ReWalk personal exoskeleton system gained FDA market go-ahead June 26. It’s a wearable, motorized device that allows paraplegics with some spinal cord injuries to walk.
High-Tech Solutions For Stroke Rehab
Clinicians who work with stroke patients are beginning to look at robotics and other innovative technologies in rehabilitation that could allow for more treatments without increasing staffing. Young companies with products in development compete with established players in this market, which eventually could become more important to providers as reform efforts move ahead.