Assistive “robotic exoskeleton” approved by the FDA

Monday, July 14, 2014

An innovative device for people with paralysis is the first of its kind to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. The robotic exoskeleton, called “ReWalk”, has appeared here on DisAbility Rights Galaxy in the past. FDA approval will allow the robotic exoskeleton to be used in physical therapy and rehabilitation facilities. According to a representative of the FDA’s Center for Devices & Radiological Health, “innovative devices such as ReWalk go a long way towards helping individuals with spinal cord injuries gain some mobility…individuals may be able to use these devices to walk again in their homes and in their communities.” You can learn more about the device at the ReWalk website.

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