prosthetics and orthotics video


Friday, December 27, 2013

ReWalk Orthosis.

  Exoskeleton orthosis which have changed life of  Spinal Cord Injury patients, lets say from T3-T7, very interesting technology.     Good work Dr Amit Goffer.!!!!!!!!!
Invented by the Israeli entrepreneur, Dr. Amit Goffer, who became a quadriplegic in 1998, and manufactured by ARGO Medical Technologies, ReWalk™ is an exoskeleton mobility solution which provides individuals with user-initiated mobility through the integration of a light wearable brace support suit, a computer-based control system and motion sensors.
By a shift in the wearer’s balance, the sensors recognise a change in position and trigger the desired knee or hip movement to take a step forward and make ‘walking’ relatively easy.
The ReWalk™ enables individuals with lower-limb disabilities such as Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Spina Bifida to stand, ascend and descend stairs and walk indoors and outdoors on mown grass, ramps and up kerbs. Following specialist training, this can be done independently and on a daily basis.