The Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center at Newport Hospital has introduced a new piece of technology to help patients relearn to walk.
The center has acquired the Exonr, a wearable robotic exoskeleton that can assist patients with mobility issues to regain their ability to walk.
The exoskeleton is designed to support and promote mobility for patients with conditions such as stroke, acquired brain injury, spinal cord injuries, and multiple sclerosis.
The device has been approved by the FDA for this use and speeds up patients’ recovery time.
Patients like Andrea Blair, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, have benefitted from the exoskeleton, which helps them relearn correct step patterns, weight shifting, and posture.
The technology is cutting-edge and has been a confidence booster for patients like Blair, who are able to stand and take steps with the help of the exoskeleton.