RICHMOND, Calif., Oct. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EKSO), a robotic exoskeleton company, today announced that the company and its collaborators will exhibit the Ekso GT robotic exoskeleton at the American Congress of Rehabilitation in Medicine (ACRM) 93rd Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, taking place from October 30 to November 4, 2016. The conference, which is the world’s largest interdisciplinary rehabilitation research conference, has a theme this year of “Improving lives through interdisciplinary rehabilitation research.”
Ekso Bionics will host a Product Theater on November 2, 2016 from 6:00pm to 6:45pm at the ACRM EXPO Hall Product Theater, which will feature a presentation of the latest findings on exoskeletons and perspectives on the potential functional improvements that can be observed with use of Ekso GT. The presentation will also include a demonstration of the Ekso GT.
There are three presentations at ACRM dedicated to exoskeletons:
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
BLOCK 1: 11:00 am to 12:15 PM
- Exoskeleton-Assisted Walking for Persons With Neurological Conditions: Part I - Review of Ongoing Clinical Trials (Gail Forrest, Ann Spungen, Kristen Hohl) #283 TEC, ST, CC
BLOCK 2: 2:15 to 3:30 PM
- Exoskeleton-Assisted Walking for Persons With Neurological Conditions: Part II Exoskeleton Cases (Gail Forrest, Allan Kozlowski, Candy Tefertiller, Arun Jayaraman, Casey Kandilakis) #284 TEC, ND, CC
Thursday, November 3, 2016
BLOCK 5: 4:45 to 6:00 PM
- Training Outcomes of Functional Electrical Stimulation, Testosterone, and Exoskeleton in Persons With Spinal Cord Injury (Ashraf Gorgey, Therese Johnston, Gail Forrest) #109 SCI, TEC
The following additional relevant educational session will be offered at ACRM:
Friday, November 4, 2016
BLOCK 6: 10:00 to 11:15 AM
- Stroke: A Roadmap to Recovery (Cherie Hyder, Kathy Kniepmann, Jaclyn Schwartz, Shannon Scott) #232 ST, CP
BLOCK 7: 1:15 to 2:30 PM
- Choosing Outcome Measures to Evaluate Functional Movement After Stroke: Are Resources Being Utilized Effectively? (Susan Lin, Jeanne Langan, Susan Fasoli, Pamela Bosch, Veronica Rowe) #156 ST, MES
- Rehab Technology is Here to Stay: Making it Work in the Clinic (Deborah Backus, Kathryn Farris, Casey Kandilakis, Elizabeth Sasso) #126
Ekso Bionics will be exhibiting at booth numbers 300-302.
About Ekso Bionics®
Ekso Bionics is a leading developer of exoskeleton solutions that amplify human potential by supporting or enhancing strength, endurance and mobility across medical, industrial and defense applications. Founded in 2005, the company continues to build upon its unparalleled expertise to design some of the most cutting-edge, innovative wearable robots available on the market. Ekso Bionics is the only exoskeleton company to offer technologies that range from helping those with paralysis to stand up and walk, to enhancing human capabilities on job sites across the globe, to providing research for the advancement of R&D projects intended to benefit U.S. defense capabilities. The company is headquartered in the Bay Area and is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol EKSO. For more information, visit: www.eksobionics.com.
About Ekso™ GT
Ekso™ GT is the first FDA cleared exoskeleton cleared for use with stroke and spinal cord injuries from L5 to C7. The Ekso GT with smart Variable Assist™ (marketed as SmartAssist outside the U.S.) software is the only exoskeleton available for rehabilitation institutions that can provide adaptive amounts of power to either side of the patient’s body, challenging the patient as they progress through their continuum of care. The suit’s patented technology provides the ability to mobilize patients earlier, more frequently and with a greater number of high intensity steps. To date, this device has helped patients take more than 55 million steps in over 120 rehabilitation institutions around the world.
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