ABOUT EKSO BIONICS…
Ekso Bionics is committed to applying the latest technology and engineering to help people rethink current physical limitations and achieve the remarkable. Originally Berkeley Bionics, Ekso Bionics was founded in Berkeley, California in 2005. Since inception Ekso Bionics has forged partnerships with world-class institutions like UC Berkeley, received research grants from the Department of Defense and licensed technology to the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Today Ekso Bionics continues to pioneer the field of exoskeletons, designing and creating some of the most forward-thinking and innovative solutions for people looking to augment human mobility and capability. Read More.
OUR GOALS FOR EKSO…
We will design research projects to focus on the possible benefits of the Ekso to those with spinal cord injuries. Specifically we would like to understand its effects on bone density, circulating neurotrophins, gait efficiency, and other physiologic responses. We currently have a NIH funded grant that is being used to investigate our program’s effects on bone density and we would like to include the Ekso in this ongoing project.
We will implement the Ekso as one of our activity-based recovery modalities. Although we initially see the Ekso as a possible transitional modality between body weight supported treadmill training and over ground locomotor training, it may fit into other roles. Eventually, once a consumer version is launched, it may become a stand-alone modality.
Our headquarters in Carlsbad, California treats approximately 27,000 client hours each year from individuals across the globe. Having the Ekso in our facility will allow many SCIs, who would never have the chance to experience this ground breaking device, the opportunity to try something that could be life changing. Project Walk currently has licensed centers in 5 US states and 6 countries, and is continuing to grow worldwide. Eventually we hope to have an Ekso in each one of these facilities which will expand access to populations that could never come to our headquarters. Once a personal model of the Ekso is launched we would be able to rapidly deploy this technology to our centers worldwide with the hope of one day removing wheelchairs as the main mobility option for those with SCI.
HOW TO DONATE…
Help Project Walk raise $250,000 to be the first of 15 centers in the country and only center in Southern California to have an Ekso by making an online donation today!
You may also mail a check made out to Project Walk Spinal Cord Injury Recovery with indication in memo of ‘Donation for Ekso’ to:
Project Walk Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center
For more information Please Contact
Kay Ledson, firstname.lastname@example.org 760- 431-9789 ex. 114
5850 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008