RENEWED SENSE OF INDEPENDENCE
|“I was able to stand… to embrace my friends and family in a more normal way than I have in years. It was a moving experience,”
-Cole Sydnor, patient
“It’s the closest thing to actual walking,”
- Taylor Robert, patient
The Indego®, in development at Parker Hannifin Corporation, is a robotic device that allows people with paraplegia and other mobility-limiting conditions to stand and walk with the aid of a walker or crutches. The device, referred to as an exoskeleton, is worn around the waist and legs. It helps patients take pressure off the legs so that they can develop the muscles and skills they need to practice walking at home with leg braces.
At just 26lbs, Indego® is light, easy to handle for the clinician and patient. Mimicking natural movement through postural cues, users lean forward to stand or walk and lean backward to stop or sit. With vibratory feedback, LED indicators and a mobile control app work together to optimize the learning and teaching experience.
Sheltering Arms was among a select group of internationally respected rehabilitation providers chosen to conduct clinical trials of the powered orthosis. The device has passed FDA approval for spinal cord injury rehabilitation and is currently under review for stroke approval. Sheltering Arms is also able to use the exoskeleton for clinical patients under close supervision, not just those enrolled in the study.
Sheltering Arms' iWalk Recovery Center
programs also have access to exo-technology as well as have various other first-to-market technologies. The unique combination of these advancements in therapy enhances our expert clinician's ability to provide outstanding care.
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