From March 14-16, Kevin, Justin and several other patients with lower-extremity weakness or paralysis will work with Good Shepherd's outpatient neuro-rehabilitation therapists and the Ekso Bionics staff to train with the new technology. After that training, Ekso will be ready for regular therapy and maintenance use at Good Shepherd.
Unveiled in October 2010, and six years in development by Ekso Bionics (formerly Berkeley Bionics) ( http://youtu.be/e4Buh8Pqbtw) was #3 in CNN's "Top Ten Innovations of 2010," #2 in Wired's "Top Ten Gadgets of 2010," and one of TIME's "50 Best Inventions of 2010."
"When we began selecting the first 10 charter centers, Good Shepherd was an obvious choice for Ekso Bionics due to its position as a national leader in the early adoption and use of rehabilitation technology," says Kolbeinn Bjornsson, vice president of sales, Ekso Bionics.
"Good Shepherd is proud to be one of the first post-acute care facilities in the country to have an Ekso bionic exoskeleton," said Sally Gammon, president and CEO, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network. "This is a hopeful time for people with lower limb impairments, and we at Good Shepherd are excited to be able to offer Ekso to patients in the Lehigh Valley region."
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network (www.GoodShepherdRehab.org): Based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Good Shepherd is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and specializing in assistive and rehabilitation technology. Good Shepherd utilizes one of the nation's largest cadre of rehabilitation technologies to facilitate and guide motor function and control.
|SOURCE Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network|
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