EksoGT™ Robotic Exoskeleton
Stimulating Brain Neuroplasticity through Walking

The Ekso™ Bionic Exoskeleton is a battery-operated device consisting of an outer framework,
worn by the patient, and powered by a system of motors that enables individuals with lower
extremity weakness or paralysis to stand and walk on level surfaces.


How does the Ekso™ Work?

The Ekso™ can be used as part of a therapy plan to retrain walking through repetitive patterning.
With a therapist’s assistance, patients learn how to balance and weight shift when wearing the
exoskeleton so an efficient, reciprocal gait pattern can be practiced and re-learned.

For patients who are unable to walk, successful training in the exoskeleton may result in greater
functional independence at home.


What are the benefits of using the Ekso™?

The Ekso™ can be used to stimulate brain neuroplasticity, re-educate muscles, increase muscle
strength, improve range of motion, and increase blood circulation. The technology has been shown
to improve the walking ability for people living with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, brain
injury, Guillain-Barré and general lower-extremity weakness or paralysis.
Patients must be screened by a specially trained therapist before using exoskeleton technology. Factors such as medical status, weight, height, and presence of spasticity are considered in determiningif the patient would benefit from use of an exoskeleton.

 

 

Make an Appointment

If you would like to make an appointment to visit the Tellabs Neurorehabilitation and Neuroplasticity Center, please call (630) 909-7150.

To make an appointment with a Marianjoy Medical Group Physician, please call 630-909-7000.

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