ReWalk Robotics, Yokneam Ilit, Israel, and Marlborough, Massachusetts, announced that Amit Goffer, the company’s founder, president, and chief technology officer (CTO), will retire on November 18, 2015, and will also not seek reelection to the company’s board of directors when his term expires later this year.
Goffer founded ReWalk Robotics in 2001, following an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident that left him with quadriplegia. He pioneered the invention and development of the ReWalk Robotics wearable exoskeleton, which enables individuals with lower-limb paralysis to walk. The technology, however, does not enable Goffer to walk due to the extent of his injuries. Goffer served as ReWalk’s CEO from 2001 until 2012, and has served as its president and CTO since 2012 and as a member of its board of directors since 2001.
“Amit’s vision and innovation in pioneering the ReWalk technology allowed the dream of walking again to become reality for individuals around the world with spinal cord injuries,” said CEO Larry Jasinski. “We appreciate Amit’s many years of dedicated service and the solid foundation his vision and leadership has built for our employees, ReWalkers, and shareholders.”
“ReWalk has been my life’s work and passion from well before I founded the company,” said Goffer. “The technology and its impact on the daily lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries have exceeded my expectations.”