Ekso GT Robotic Exoskeleton Cleared for Stroke Rehab, Spinal Cord Injuries

EKSO-GTEkso Bionics won FDA clearance to offer its Ekso GT powered exoskeleton for rehabilitation of patients who suffer from partial paralysis caused by a stroke and for those with spinal cord injuries between levels T4 and L5 and T3 to C7. The device can provide varying amounts of assistance to one or both legs depending on the patient’s needs and what the rehab specialist is recommending.

As the patient makes steps, a rehabilitation specialist provides guidance, assists in maintaining the proper posture, and motivates the progress. The patient in turn relearns the proper gait and walking rhythm while letting the device support the body weight that would otherwise prevent the patient from standing up.

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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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