Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston has launched an exoskeleton training program for patients with spinal cord injury.
The program will use the ReWalk Robotics exoskeleton system, according to a company news release. ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides user-initiated mobility for those with spinal cord injury and lower limb disability.
“At Spaulding, we are always pushing to merge the most innovative technologies with the care we provide,” Robert McCall, MPT, vice president of Inpatient Rehabilitation at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, stated in the release. “Incorporating the ReWalk device into our clinical pathways is an exciting initiative that we hope can greatly benefit the communities we serve.”
The Select Spaulding Clinical Team has completed basic training on the ReWalk system, and is pursuing advanced certification. Spaulding will begin enrolling patients with spinal cord injury in a training program early 2015.