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ReWalk Exoskeleton 6.0 Cleared by FDA for Personal Use and SCI Rehab

ReWalker

As National Spinal Cord Awareness Month comes to a close there is big news! The ReWalk 6.0  robotic exoskeleton has been cleared by the FDA for personal and rehabilitation use. The ReWalk 6.0 allows users to stand upright, walk, turn and maneuver stairs and is designed specifically for users recovering from spinal cord injuries.

They have now sold over 100 personal systems and have over 70 rehabilitation training centers in North America. ReWalk is working with leading research universities such as Stanford and Harvard to improve upon their design and software. They hope that in the future they will be able to expand their technology to help users with mobility limitations such as Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s.

Check out the video below to see the ReWalk 6.0 in Action!

 

 

Behind the Scenes Ford Explorer Wheelchair Accessible Conversion

MXV-2016-mountain-open-hi-logoLast year, BraunAbility released the revolutionary Ford Explorer MXV. It is the first accessible SUV on the market with an automatic, in-floor ramp and it has several patent pending features that maximize comfort and convenience. The glide-out door and sliding shifter are two unique features that help make the MXV extremely accessible.

Time-Lapse Video of the BraunAbility MXV Conversion

It takes three days to install all of the accessible features of the Ford Explorer MXV. You can watch the time lapse video of the conversion taking place in just 3 minutes in the video below.

Click here for more information on the Ford Explorer MXV by BraunAbility and how to find one at a MobilityWorks location near you.

Ralph Braun’s Legacy and the BraunAbility MXV

Ralph Braun was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy as a young boy in 1947. He was told that he could never be independent, but those doctors could not have been more wrong! As a young man he built and designed the world’s first battery powered scooter. A few years later he had successfully installed the first wheelchair lift and hand controls into a used postal jeep and from there, BraunAbility was born.

Ralph Braun passed away in 2013, but he will always be remembered as one of the greatest innovators for the mobility community. Today the employees of BraunAbility help carry on his legacy by building vehicles like the MXV. We know that Ralph would be extremely proud of their accomplishment in finding new ways to make a person’s SUV vehicle preference a reality.

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