STAND NUMBER: N141
Re-imagine Rehabilitation with Rex Bionics, an exoskeleton for neuro-patient rehabilitation. REX can be used with any patient who is walking impaired due to stroke, MS, TBI, SCI, or other neurological condition. REX enables therapists to work with patients to improve balance, mobility and strength through exercise and the use of REXERCISES.
REX is a lower limb exoskeleton controlled by a simple joystick and powered by 10 actuators.
The long-term goal of any neurological recovery program that focuses on rehabilitation of the lower extremities is successful reintegration into the community with recovery of walking ability as a key functional objective. The process of achieving that outcome requires progressive, task-specific, repetitive training based upon the principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning. Specific rehabilitation goals of coordination of muscle movement, balance and improved trunk control, and achieving proper weight shift during the gait cycle are most commonly associated with neurological rehabilitation.
Changes in rehabilitation technology are leading to improvements in the delivery of rehabilitation with new emphasis on reducing the physical burden on therapists while also maximizing the ability of patients to attain upright positioning and walking. Exoskeletons are bringing even greater advantages in enhancing gait training, helping to guide weight shift, and improving muscle coordination over ground with the freedom to interact with a patient`s surroundings earlier in the recovery process.
Rex Bionics focuses on the following areas to allow therapists to deliver therapy to maximise the recovery of their neurological patient:
â€¢ Patient can maintain an upright position without having to use arms for support
â€¢ REX is simple to use and fast to set up
â€¢ REX allows much more than just walking and gait training in an upright position, including placing patient in multiple offset weight bearing positions to maximise the variety of therapy available in a stable upright position
â€¢ REX can be used both statically and dynamically to promote stability activities and mobility activities necessary for full recovery of function in walking
â€¢ REX allows the therapist the flexibility to adjust the amount of support provided to a patient as they progress, maximising their need for use of their own muscles
â€¢ REX provides support to patients with severely limited trunk control up to and including SCI at high cervical level