RICHMOND, Calif., March 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EKSO), a robotic exoskeleton company, today announced that the EksoGT has been named as a finalist in Fast Company’s 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards. In its premier year, the awards garnered more than 1,200 entries, and the EksoGT wearable exoskeleton was chosen from more than 250 entries as a finalist in the Health category of this award.
“We are honored to be selected as a finalist and would like to thank Fast Company for recongizing Ekso Bionics,” commented Thomas Looby, president and chief executive officer of Ekso Bionics. “Our company was built on innovation and with the ultimate goal of changing lives around the world with our proprietary exoskeleton technologies.”
The EksoGT exoskeleton enables individuals who are disabled due to stroke or spinal cord injury to stand up and walk with a full weight bearing, reciprocal gait. Designed for the rehabilitation setting, the EksoGT provides adaptive amounts of power to either side of the patient’s body, allowing mobility to patients earlier in their recovery than current standards of care in rehabilitation. Physicians and physical therapists use this advanced therapeutic option to help patients get back on their feet, supporting re-learning of correct step patterns. Utilized by over 130 rehabilitation centers around the world, the Ekso GT has helped patients take more than 70 million steps, while supporting patients’ hopes of early mobility and independence.
“Fast Company has always insisted that being a force for good has to be a key element for any business,” says Fast Company editor and managing director Robert Safian. “Companies like Ekso Bionics, recognized for its World Changing Idea, show how organizations around the world are embracing the ideals of creativity and innovation to create enormous impact.”
The 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards finalists will be highlighted in Fast Company’s April issue of their monthly publication, which hits newsstands on March 27th.
To learn more about the EksoGT, visit www.eksobionics.com.
About Fast Company
Fast Company is a progressive business media brand, with an editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, world changing ideas, and design. Fast Company chronicles how changing companies create and compete, highlighting new business practices, and showcasing the teams and individuals who are inventing the future and reinventing business.
World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners and finalists based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With a goal of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start work on solving the problems that affect us all.
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 exoskeleton cleared by the FDA for use with stroke and spinal cord injuries from L5 to C7. The EksoGT with SmartAssist™ 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 70 million steps in over 130 rehabilitation institutions around the world.
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