Ekso Bionics, Richmond, California, is collaborating with four rehabilitation facilities to establish Centers of Robotic Excellence to help advance the use of exoskeleton technology for patients with mobility impairments. The centers have committed to provide peer-to-peer support as reference sites to train other facilities interested in becoming proficient in rehabilitation approaches that use exoskeletons. The centers include:
- Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix
- Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania
- Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine, Wheaton, Illinois
- Villa Beretta Centro di Riabilitazione, Costa Masnaga, Italy
Each center will also work with Ekso Bionics to aid in research and development efforts. The Centers of Excellence will gather clinical evidence and measurable results on rehabilitation with the EksoGT™ and create research protocols for proving standard of care for exoskeletons for rehabilitation.