Soft Exoskeleton System is Developed in Collaboration with Harvard's Wyss Institute
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. and YOKNEAM ILIT, Israel, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- An in-depth story in TechCrunch covers the recent public debut of Restore, the new soft suit exoskeleton created in collaboration by ReWalk Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq: RWLK) ("ReWalk") and Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.
ReWalk and the Wyss Institute provided the first public demonstration of the Restore prototype at the MassRobotics event held on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) earlier this month. Restore is a soft suit exoskeleton system intended to assist stroke survivors. The TechCrunch piece explains in detail how the device works:
"The device…relies on a motor built into a waistband that controls a pair of cables that operate similarly to bicycle brakes, lifting a footplate in the shoe and moving the whole leg in the process. The unaffected leg, meanwhile, has sensors that measure the wearer's gait while walking, syncing up the two legs' movement. An able-bodied representative from Harvard was on-hand at the event, demonstrating how the system automatically adjusts when walking at different speeds."
ReWalk and Wyss premiered the Restore prototype on Yahoo Finance in June.
About ReWalk Robotics Ltd.
ReWalk Robotics Ltd. develops, manufactures and markets wearable robotic exoskeletons for individuals with spinal cord injury. Our mission is to fundamentally change the quality of life for individuals with lower limb disability through the creation and development of market leading robotic technologies. Founded in 2001, ReWalk has headquarters in the U.S., Israel and Germany. For more information on the ReWalk systems, please visit www.rewalk.com.
ReWalk® is a registered trademark of ReWalk Robotics Ltd. in Israel.