Ekso's new wearable robotic prototype has first patient test

07/17/2013 | San Francisco Appeal, The

A new prototype of a wearable robotic device by Ekso Bionics that allows paralyzed people to walk has been tested successfully for the first time at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, Calif. The prototype Ekso 1.2 exoskeleton, which is strapped to the user, features a new software program that can be adjusted for patients with different kinds and degrees of paralysis, such as spinal injury, multiple sclerosis and stroke. "When we hit the market with the personal device, it is going to be for ramps, stairs, be compatible with somebody's daily activities," said Darrell Musick, clinical director for Ekso Bionics.

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