Ekso GT Robotic Exoskeleton

About Ekso

The Ekso GT is a bionic suit which enables individuals with lower extremity paralysis to stand up and walk over ground. Walking is achieved by the user’s forward weight shift to initiate a step. Battery powered motors drive the legs and replace neuromuscular function. When wearing the exoskeleton suit a patient also can: sit, stand, turn and navigate slopes and uneven terrain. A “variable assist” feature balances the physical effort patients exert while wearing the suit with the amount of help they need to achieve a more normalized walking pattern.

By exercising paralyzed limbs, the exoskeleton suit can begin the process of reactivating the pathways in the brain that help make walking possible. In addition to patients with spinal cord injury, the Ekso GT is used in therapy for patients who have had a stroke or other neurological conditions.

Ekso Patient Stories

Technology and innovative therapies help 6-foot-6-inch-tall teen recover from spinal cord injury

12/11/2016 6:51 PM | Patient Stories

At 6 feet 6 inches tall, Brandon’s height played a major factor into where he would recover. After seeing the technology involved, therapy options available and the education provided, Brandon’s parents said Madonna became the natural fit. 

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Toddler motivates Wichita mom in her brain injury recovery

9/12/2016 3:04 PM | Patient Stories

Toddler motivates Wichita mom in her brain injury recovery

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