Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: EKSO) has announced an expansion of its partnership with Kindred Healthcare bringing robotic exoskeleton, EksoNR, to four Kindred Long-Term Acute Care (LTAC) Hospitals in the US. This multi-unit order comes at the back of a successful EksoNR pilot program carried last year.
EksoNR becoming popular in Kindred’s LTAC hospitals
EksoNR has become a standard of treatment within Kindred’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals by improving patient outcomes in neurorehabilitation through early mobility and gait training. Kindred launched three more Ekso programs in Houston in 2020 following successful deployment. Recently, Kindred added acute inpatient rehabilitation units to some of its LTAC hospitals nationwide to offer an exceptional continuum of care for patients recovering from impairment and acute injury.
Kindred’s Hospital Division President Mike Warrington said, “We are excited to expand our partnership with Ekso Bionics and build on our leadership position in acute patient services with the addition of these innovative EksoNR devices. The EksoNR, combined with its specialized gait training, has proven to deliver game changing results in helping patients relearn how to walk following a devastating stroke, brain injury, or spinal cord injury. Bringing the latest cutting edge exoskeleton technology to our LTAC hospitals reinforces our commitment to patient care.”
EksoNR helps people relearn how to walk
The robotic exoskeleton system, EksoNR, helps to recuperate individuals to relearn how to walk in a natural gait position. EksoNR has features such as SmartAssiat software, clinician and posture controls, perambulatory tools, and adaptive gait training.
Ekso Bionics CEO Jack Peurach said, “Our robust partnership and this multi-unit order with Kindred are a testament to our shared goals and patient-driven values. As the first network to explore the benefits of EksoNR in the LTAC setting, Kindred has always been at the forefront of patient care. We look forward to continue advancing our relationship throughout the Kindred network.”