This Paraplegic Man Used A Wii Balance Board To Stand Again

exoskelTreating patients with spinal cord injuries has always been a tricky process, especially in those with limited mobility. But physicians and researchers have made headway with treatment programs that rely on robotics, namely exoskeletons, that have resulted in patients regaining some movement back. Most of it has been pretty conservative, but a select few patients have experienced some exciting breakthroughs, including the ability to possibly walk once more, with assistance.

By Brittany Vincent | Popular Science


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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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