Providing our patients with the best possible outcomes

The exoskeleton robotic device is a wearable, battery-operated bionic exoskeleton that enables patients with lower extremity weakness or partial paralysis to stand and walk on level surfaces. Motors power the hip and knee joints, and the patient initiates all motion either through specific actions or by using an external controller.

Designed to help patients stand and walk during rehabilitation, the exoskeleton robotic device helps our therapists promote correct movement patterns in all phases of recovery. Bryn Mawr Rehab therapists use this device for gait training and pre-gait activities—exercises to help people who have experienced a brain injury, stroke or an incomplete spinal cord injury.

Patients who undergo gait training in the exoskeleton robotic device have demonstrated improved balance when ambulating outside of the device. Patients who experienced a brain injury, stroke and incomplete spinal cord injuries increase their walking distance and gait speed when ambulating outside of the exoskeleton.

Our therapists individually assess each patient to ensure that the exoskeleton robotic device right treatment based on their injuries and goals. Each session is focused on specific gait training goals the patient and therapist established together. Feedback from the device is also used to help achieve these goals.

To schedule an appointment with a specialist at Main Line Health, call 1.866.CALL.MLH (225.5654) or use our secure online appointment request form.