ReWalk™ Bionic Leg and Suit
Exoskeleton Promotes Self-Initiated Walking
The ReWalk™ is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and other neurological conditions to stand upright, walk, and turn. The system allows independent, controlled walking while mimicking the natural gait pattern of the legs.
The ReWalk™ technology is approved by the FDA for use in the home, at work, and in the community.
How does the ReWalk™ Work?
The battery-powered system is a light, wearable exoskeleton with motors at the hip and knee joints.
The individual controls movement using subtle changes in his or her center of gravity. A forward tilt of the upper body is sensed by the system, which initiates the first step. Repeated body shifting generates a sequence of steps, which mimics a functional, natural gait.
What are the benefits of using the ReWalk™?
• Reduction of some medications and certain ailments
• Improved bowel and bladder function
• Improved mental health
• Improved sleep and reduced fatigue
• Decreased body fat
• Decreased pain
• Improved posture and balance
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.