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Robotic Walking and Bioness® L300

Robotic WalkingWakeMed Rehabilitation is committed to compassionate and comprehensive care for all who have suffered brain or spinal injuries that impact their mobility. Two state-of-the-art technologies support rehabilitative walking. These are the EksoGT™ and Bioness L300 GO.

Robotic Walking Rehabilitation Program
EksoGT™ is the first robotic exoskeleton to be granted clearance by the FDA as a form of rehabilitation for people who have suffered strokes or spinal cord injuries (at levels T3 to C7 (ASIA D)). EksoGT promotes better outcomes by helping qualifying patients with spinal cord injuries enjoy the physical and emotional benefits of being vertical and promoting mobility sooner in stroke patients. WakeMed physical therapists were specially selected to train and perform Ekso therapy. 

How Does EksoGT Work?
EksoGT is an adjustable portable, battery powered bionic exoskeleton. Working in conjunction with a therapist and the patient, EksoGT can provide total assistance, variable assistance, single leg assistance and single leg variable assistance. The patient can use the strength they have to walk, while EksoGT guides them through a normal movement path and assists with motion the patient cannot generate. EksoGT uses a normal movement pattern which reinforces normal movement. The physical therapist can operate EksoGT with a remote control as the patient walks with the use of crutches or a walker, teaching the patient when to take a step, how to position his/her body and how to shift his/her weight.

Bioness® L300 GO
This revolutionary technology comes as two separate units for the calf muscle and thigh and can be worn comfortably under clothing. They increase mobility by offering foot drop and thigh weakness support. Patients recovering from Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, and more experience freedom and independence with Bioness L300 GO.

How Does Bioness® L300 GO Work?
The lower unit uses adaptive wireless technology that senses when your foot is on or off the ground and automatically adjusts to changes in walking speed and terrain. The thigh unit helps to retrain muscles and increase range of motion. Together, they produce electrical stimulation to activate and contract specific leg nerves and muscles to lift your foot and help you walk more naturally. 

I Want to Try One of These Devices!
Call WakeMed Outpatient Rehabilitation at the Raleigh Campus at 919-350-8347 to schedule a telephone screening to see if you qualify.

Robotic Walking device