Argo Medical Technologies
Company Location: Yokneam Ilit, Israel
Exoskeleton Name: ReWalk Exoskeleton
Significance of Name ReWalk: Allows the user to walk again.
Scientific Driving Force: Amit Goffer. Goffer is himself a quadriplegic, but ironically, not a candidate to use ReWalk due to his lack of upper body mobility.
Business Driving Force: Ami Kraft. (CFO); Oren Tamari (COO); John Frijters (VP Business Development) .
Control of Exoskeleton: Control of ReWalk Exoskeleton is based on motion sensors. Utilizing sophisticated algorithms, upper-body motions are analyzed and used to trigger and maintain walk (gait) patterns and other modes of operation (such as stair-climbing and shifting from sitting to standing). In other words, the ReWalk Exoskeleton senses upper body movement. Buttons on a remote control enable the user to select various program settings and select the mode of movement, walk, ambulate stairs, to sit or stand up, etc
Weight of Exoskeleton: ReWalk Exoskeleton weighs 40 pounds (18kg)
Maximum Speed: ReWalk Exoskeleton can travel approximately 2mph/3kph
Battery Life: up to 8 hours/day continuous use. Recharged overnight.
Motions: Walking, standing, sitting, climb stairs, ascending/descending slopes.
Crutches: Required when using ReWalk Exoskeleton.
Who Can Use: ReWalk Exoskeleton is suitable for lower-limb mobility impaired adults who have functioning hands, arms and shoulders, as well as the ability to stand (healthy skeleton and cardio-vascular system).
Launch: The ReWalk Exoskeleton will be ready for world-wide commercial deployment by early 2011.
Video Of ReWalk Exoskeleton