July 16, 2014      

Paralyzed patients at SPC Nottwil, Switzerland’s largest clinic for paraplegics and tetraplegics, now have the opportunity to walk again because the clinic’s team of physiotherapists have completed their training with the robotic exoskeleton invented by RBR50 company Ekso Bionics.

SPC Nottwil typically treats almost three-fourths of people living with spinal paralysis in Switzerland.

SPC Nottwil joins a roster of top European centers that use an exoskeleton from Ekso Bionics, including Insitut Guttman in Spain and the Clinic for Spinal Cord Injuries in Honrbaek Denmark (part of Glostrup Hospital).


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?It?s a huge accomplishment for us to be in these three top-rated rehabilitation hospitals in Europe,? says Ekso Bionics CEO Nate Harding. ?The fact that such leading centers purchased our devices and are making our device available to their patients is exciting; that is what I?d call winning the Triple Crown of European rehab.?

The Ekso GT robotic exoskeleton has many benefits, including pain reduction as discovered in a study at BG Hospital Bermannstrost Halle, and other results were a reduction in spasticity and an overall improvement in quality of life including a positive effect on mental well-being.

The wearable bionic suit enables individuals with any amount of lower-extremity weakness to stand up and walk over ground and the only robotic exoskeleton to offer ?variable assist? which provides varying amounts of power to each side, which makes it an optimal rehabilitation device for those with hemiplegia.