The user is in control and doing things they never thought they would do again like stand independently and look someone in the eye when having a conversation. It’s a very inspiring idea that I'm thrilled to be bringing to Project Walk.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 09, 2014
Project Walk Paralysis Recovery Center is teaming up with ReWalk Robotics to bring the first and only FDA-approved exoskeleton to the paralysis community. Project Walk will have the system available starting December 11.
“This is a very exciting opportunity as ReWalk has undoubtedly created a true user-initiated system unlike any other exoskeleton,” says Project Walk Chief Executive Officer Tim Yates. “I have seen the difference ReWalk has made for wounded U.S. Marine Captain and Project Walk client Derek Herrera. It was a beautiful moment as he [Herrera] was able to stand upright in his device and walk across the stage to accept his Bronze Star [combat distinguishing]. The hope is others like Derek will have the opportunity to share in a similar experience by coming to Project Walk.”
ReWalk, the robotics leader in exoskeleton devices, is the first company to have a personal system approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use at home and in the community. ReWalk’s patent-pending technology is designed to enable the user to initiate walking on their own through a wearable device that provides powered hip and knee motion to stand upright and walk without assistance.
The addition of the ReWalk system to Project Walk’s current program gives those living with a spinal cord injury the chance to receive unparalleled care while experiencing the independence of self-initiated mobility.
“As ReWalk’s slogan describes, it truly is ‘more than just walking’,” says Yates. “The user is in control and doing things they never thought they would do again like stand independently and look someone in the eye when having a conversation. It’s a very inspiring idea that I’m thrilled to be bringing to Project Walk.”
For more information on how to start a Project Walk program or to experience the ReWalk exoskeleton, please visit http://www.ProjectWalk.com or call 760.431.9789 x 104.