The Exoskeleton Wearable Robot is Now Available to ICSCI Patients

Exoskeleton

The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) at Kennedy Krieger Institute empowers patients through innovative therapies.

One of the latest and more exciting pieces of equipment to be introduced into neurological rehabilitation is a robot known as the exoskeleton.

Benefits of the Exoskeleton

The exoskeleton is a battery-powered bionic device that enables people with lower extremity weakness and/or paralysis to return to standing and walking. This advancement in technology allows our patients to participate in gait training.

The exoskeleton offers:

  • Custom settings to meet the needs of a wide range of patients
  • Gait adjustment to provide our patients the best environment for success
  • Real-time patient performance data sent to the therapist via a handheld user interface or cell phone

When using the exoskeleton, patients have the means to walk. In addition, the exoskeleton can be used as an adjunct to our gait training therapies. The experts at ICSCI anticipate that the exoskeleton will become an important tool in their activity-based restorative therapies.

“The therapeutic benefits were apparent immediately— I walked with a smooth gait and felt very secure. I look forward to getting back up on my feet with the exoskeleton.”

— Marshall Garber, patient

How You Can Help

The exoskeleton at ICSCI is currently being leased. You can help bring this equipment permanently to the Center and help our patients by donating at KennedyKrieger.org/ExoskeletonDonation.

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