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The Paralyzed Walk: Huntington Hospital Installs Breakthrough Technology

first_imgHealth The Paralyzed Walk: Huntington Hospital Installs Breakthrough Technology From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, October 8, 2012 | 1:24 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Required fields are marked * Huntington Memorial Hospital announced today that it has become the first hospital in Southern California – and only the third in the 11 western states — to offer a powerful new technology that enables people with lower-extremity paralysis or weakness to stand and walk.“What we are witnessing is truly the best of what science, engineering and medicine have to offer,” said Sunil Hegde, M.D, medical director of the hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center. “Together we are helping people rethink current physical limitations and achieve the remarkable.”Patients are able to walk with the assistance of Eksoâ„¢, a ready-to-wear, battery-powered bionic suit – or exoskeleton – that is strapped over the user’s clothing. With the patient providing the balance and proper body positioning, Ekso allows patients to walk while a physical therapist uses the control pad to program the desired walking parameters, such as step length and speed, as well as control when the Ekso stands, sits, and takes a step. It is powered by two high-capacity lithium batteries which drive the hip and knee motors.“With the aid of the Ekso remote control, one of our physical therapists helps teach the patient when to take a step, how to position their body for proper balance, and how to shift their weight in preparation to take another step,” said Dr. Hedge. “The physical therapist also has the ability to modify the walking pattern — step speed and length — as the patient progresses.”Ekso can be adjusted to fit most people between 5’2” and 6’2” who weigh 220 pounds or less. The user needs arm function and adequate upper extremity strength to manage crutches or a walker. An experienced user can transfer to/from their wheelchair and put on or off the Ekso in less than five minutes. The torso and leg straps are designed to enable the user/patient to easily get in and out of the device with none or minimal assistance. The learning curve is user specific and usually individuals begin using a walker and progress to crutches.The addition of the Ekso technology to Huntington Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center was made possible through the generosity of a challenge gift from donors Carol & Harry Tsao and Renata & Talmadge O’Neill. They made their donation in honor of their families’ philanthropic legacies. Tsao and Talmadge are co-founders of Mezi Media and are investors in Ekso Bionics.So as to encourage other people to support these much-needed services, Tsao and Talmadge have agreed to match dollar for dollar other community donations to the hospital’s Neuroscience Program. “We are deeply grateful to these wonderful families for their support of important and life-changing care within our walls,” said Dr. Hedge.“While this technology is currently used only in rehabilitation centers, we join with Ekso in looking forward to the day when people will be able to utilize this technology on the sidewalks or in shopping malls,” said Dr. Hedge. “Since the robotic suit is self-contained robotic and not tethered to a power supply, why not dream big?”Currently, 18 medical centers in the United States and two in Europe offer the Ekso exoskeleton devise. Its manufacturer, Ekso Bionics, is headquartered in Richmond, California with offices in London, UK. Further information may be obtained at www.eksobionics.comHuntington Memorial Hospital is a 625-bed not-for-profit hospital that is home to the only Level II Trauma Center in the San Gabriel Valley. In addition to being granted Magnet® status in 2011, Huntington Hospital has been ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report in two specialties and was named the 8th best hospital in California. Renowned for its programs in neurosciences, cardiovascular services and cancer care, Huntington Hospital is an active teaching hospital with graduate medical education programs in internal medicine and general surgery. Consistent with its mission, the hospital provides millions of dollars annually in charity care, benefits for vulnerable populations, health research, education and training and support programs that may otherwise be absent from the community. For more information visit www.huntingtonhospital.com . Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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