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Ekso Bionics Exoskeleton

Ekso is a wearable robotic device that allows people with lower extremity paralysis or weakness from strokes, trauma and other neurological conditions to stand and walk through a series of sensors that work with a gesture-based interface that detects the user’s intentions. The battery-powered, on-board computer then commands motors at the hip and knee joints to move the legs through a smooth, natural gait. Patients must use crutches or a parallel bar for balance. Good Shepherd’s therapists are specially trained in the use of the Ekso as part of therapy plans or for patient maintenance programs.

Good Shepherd is the world’s leading clinical user of the Ekso and one of four facilities internationally named a “Center for Robotic Excellence” by Ekso Bionics.