Ekso Robotic Technology
Swedish Covenant Hospital is the first facility in Chicago to utilize the Ekso GT robotic exoskeleton in clinical practice to help patients walk earlier in their recovery process.
The Ekso GT is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that allows patients recovering from a stroke or spinal cord injury to get up and walk earlier in their recovery process. The Ekso provides as much power as needed to each leg individually during over-ground walking to help our patients to take hundreds more high-quality steps each session when compared to traditional methods.
Utilizing the robotic exoskeleton further sets Swedish Covenant Hospital rehabilitation services
apart from other facilities in the area. “The Ekso GT can be used over the course of a patient’s recovery from very early during inpatient rehabilitation through outpatient therapy,” said Mark Esper, PT, GCS, director of inpatient rehabilitation services. “We are pleased to provide our patients with this leading-edge technology that enhances their recovery efforts to get them back to their lives following a stroke or spinal cord injury.”
The Swedish Covenant Hospital rehabilitation therapists are excited to use this state of the art technology in clinical practice to further enhance patient outcomes.
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