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Kessler Foundation Highlights Research Advances at 2018 UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Published: November 29, 2018

International Day of Persons with DisabilitiesFoundation demonstrates the application of wearable robotics for individuals with spinal cord injury at United Nations program, The Art of the Possible

Each year, the United Nations commemorates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (UNIDPD) on December 3. This year, Kessler Foundation joins the IDPD program to demonstrate the contributions of rehabilitation research toward empowering people with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality across all nations. The application of new technologies, such as robotics, virtual reality, and smart devices, is a major strategy scientists are using for finding new ways to help people recover from disabling injuries and illnesses.

Spinal Cord Research Participant Shares Journey to Recovery

Published: November 21, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Steve Adubato goes on-location to the Kessler Foundation’s 16th annual “Stroll ‘N Roll” and speaks with Rosalie Hannigan, a Kessler spinal cord research participant, about her accident and her journey to recover her mobility.

Robotics are helping paralyzed people walk again, but the price tag is huge

Published: June 12, 2017

EKSO Bionics ExoskeletonAshley Barnes was 35 years old when doctors told her she would never walk again.

A botched spinal procedure in 2014 paralyzed her from the waist down. The Tyler, Tex., resident had been an avid runner, clocking six miles daily when not home with her then-9-year-old autistic son, whom she raised alone. Life in a wheelchair was not an option.

“I needed to be the best mom I could be,” Barnes said. “I needed to be up and moving.”

Ekso GT™ Robotic Exoskeleton Cleared by FDA for Use With Stroke and Spinal Cord...

Published: April 4, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury: , , , , ,

Ekso GT Robotic ExoskeletonFirst robotic exoskeleton cleared for use with stroke and spinal cord injury levels to C7

RICHMOND, Calif., April 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:EKSO), a robotic exoskeleton company, today announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Ekso GT robotic exoskeleton for use in the treatment of individuals with hemiplegia due to stroke, individuals with spinal cord injuries at levels T4 to L5, and individuals with spinal cord injuries at levels of T3 to C7 (ASIA D), in accordance with device’s labeling. The Ekso GT is the first exoskeleton cleared by the FDA for use with stroke patients.

One scientist’s quest to fix broken spinal cords pays off with new hope for...

Published: March 30, 2016

Reggie Edgerton in his lab at UCLALOS ANGELES — There are tiny rat treadmills in the lab. And jars of Nutella, also for the rats. There are video cameras, heaps of electrodes, and instruments for slicing frozen brain tissue.

And in the center of it all: Reggie Edgerton, a 75-year-old physiologist who has spent four decades on a stubborn quest to prove, in the face of scientific ridicule, that severed spinal cords can be jolted back to life — and that paralyzed patients need not be paralyzed forever.

Now, he’s got the data to prove it.

Ekso competitor unveils lightest robotic suit ever

Published: March 25, 2016

SuitX-exoskeletonAfter inventing the first-ever untethered bionic exoskeleton, he broke from his former company. Now this inventor is back with another breakthrough.

The man behind the first untethered bionic exoskeleton is back with a new robotic suit.

Homayoon Kazerooni led the team that developed BLEEX, the first viable actuated suit that didn’t need to be plugged in, back in 2005. Groundbreaking at the time, the technology was eventually spun off into Ekso Bionics, long a darling of the Bay Area hardware scene.

Paraplegic groom walks down aisle thanks to robotic exoskeleton

Published: October 20, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Matt Ficarra was paralyzed from the chest down in a freak boating accident in 2011, but he didn’t let that prevent him from walking down the aisle on Saturday night… literally.

Helping paralyzed soldiers take their first steps

Published: March 5, 2014

paralyzed soldiers take  first stepsThey put their lives on the line for the good of our country every day- American troops aren’t just patriotic heroes, they are survivors.

29 year-old Sgt. Dan Rose from Wisconsin is one of those survivors. He was deployed to southern Afghanistan and returned home with a spinal cord injury that left him unable to use his legs.

Preliminary research findings released for Ekso robotic exoskeleton in spinal cord injury

Published: September 5, 2012

Kessler Foundation has released preliminary research findings from its clinical study of the wearable robotic exoskeletal device, Ekso (Ekso Bionics). Gail Forrest, PhD, assistant director of Human Performance and Engineering Research, presented the Ekso research data on September 3, at the meeting of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals at the Rio Suites in Las Vegas. Dr. Forrest directs mobility research at the Foundation, including activity-based locomotor therapy, functional electrical stimulation, and treadmill training with the LokomatPro v6, as well as Ekso. Her research focuses on new ways to improve function and restore mobility for people with disabilities and reduce their long-term risks for complications.

Ekso Bionics Delivers First “Ekso” Exoskeleton

Published: February 15, 2012

Investigational Studies Completed: All Paraplegic Patients Walked During First Session

BERKELEY, CA, Feb 15, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Ekso Bionics today announced that the first commercial unit of its Ekso exoskeleton was delivered yesterday, on February 14, to Craig Hospital in Denver. Ekso is a wearable robot that powers paraplegics up, enabling them to stand and walk. In addition — working together with top rehabilitation centers in the U.S. — Ekso Bionics just completed a ten-month Investigational Study of Ekso that entailed reciprocal information sharing and learning, training, as well as the definition of clinical protocols. Delivery of Eksos — beginning with Ekso Bionics’ Charter Rehabilitation Centers — will take place over the course of the next three months.