Providing first-time access to wearable robotic exoskeleton — that gives powered hip and knee motion to enable individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) to stand upright and walk — Israel’s exoskeleton leader ReWalk Robotics has announced its new partnership with Saimed Innovations, a leading medical technologies provider, to distribute the ReWalk exoskeleton systems in Northern India.
With this agreement, it has becomes the first company to provide the robotics devices in India. Saimed Innovations staff has begun the training process with ReWalk and will start more extensive clinical and technical service training in the coming weeks.
“Expansion to India has been both a goal and priority for ReWalk, as we assess the global need for exoskeletons,” said Larry Jasinski, CEO of ReWalk Robotics.
ReWalk has received regulatory clearances for their exoskeleton systems in several global geographies including North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia. The system provides user-initiated mobility through the integration of a wearable brace support, a computer-based control system and motion sensors.
The system allows independent, controlled walking while mimicking the natural gait patterns of the legs and is the only exoskeleton system cleared by the FDA for both personal use as well as use in a rehabilitation setting in the United States.
In Delhi, the device is being taken for demonstration at Apollo and Medanta Hospitals besides the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre among others.
ReWalk Robotics announces partnership with Saimed Innovations to distribute the exoskeleton systems in Northern India