Indego from Parker Hannifin is an exoskeleton worn around the waist and legs that allows individuals with spinal cord injuries to stand and walk. At just 26 pounds, Indego’s design has no exposed cables or upper-body apparatus and does not require backpack mounted components.
The Indego mirrors natural human movements; you lean forward to initiate standing or walking and lean backward to stop and sit. There’s also an Indego app on your mobile device that allows you to control operation, change settings, and capture data without the need for tethered controls.
A single-hand strapping and retention system allows Indego to be put on, taken off and adjusted to fit without assistance.
With up to four hours of use and easy-to-change, fast charging batteries, Indego’s power source allows for extended use in therapy and at home.
Indego is being researched in providing rehabilitation and mobility to adults with spinal cord injuries. It comes in interchangeable sizes and can accommodate people from 5′ 1” to 6′ 4”tall and up to 250lbs in weight.
A slim profile is compatible with standard mobility aids and can be worn while seated in a wheelchair.
Designed from the beginning for personal use, the features of Indego make it well suited for use in the clinical setting and allows for an easy transition to use at home.
Since September 2014, Indego has been available in Europe and the United States for research purposes in clinical settings. Commercial availability is anticipated in mid 2015 for Europe and late 2015 in the United States.