In 2014, Confluence Health added a state-of-the-art tool to its rehabilitation program for patients who need assistance walking or are unable to walk. By wearing a robotic exoskeletion know as the “Ekso,” patients can stimulate and retrain their underutilized muscles and nerves… and possibly improve their ability to walk.
Watch the video below to see the Ekso™ in action, and hear from orthopedic surgeon Ed Farrar MD, the driving force behind bringing this life-changing technology to Wenatchee, and Jacob Egbert DO, the Medical Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation.
“… but i have promises to keep, and miles to go before i sleep…” -Robert Frost-
What is Ekso™?
Ekso™ is a wearable bionic exoskeleton, designed to assist patients with lower body weakness or paralysis to stand up and walk.
Who is Ekso™ for?
People with lower extremity weakness or paralysis due to neurological disease or injury such as:
Spinal Cord Injuries
Guillain Barre Syndrome
What are the Benefits?
Neuromuscular stimulation that greatly enhances recovery