SCI Awareness Month Proclamation and Presentation Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day Wednesday,
Gaylord Offers Ekso Bionic Exoskeleton System
Dr. David Rosenblum, co-principal investigator of the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC) Model System, along with colleagues at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a partner in the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center, emerged the victor in an online charitable giving contest. This allows Gaylord to purchase a bionic exoskeleton system from Ekso Bionics. The system is designed to help people with paraplegia due to spinal cord injury or neurological disease stand up and walk. Only 18 health care systems in the United States currently have the Ekso, including five designated as Model Systems of care: Craig Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Spaulding Rehabilitation, Shepherd Center, and Kessler Foundation. Gaylord expects to be using the Ekso bionic system with patients by early 2013, after staff education and training have occurred.