ReWalk Robotics Ltd., manufacturer of so-called exoskeleton systems, has unveiled the prototype for a soft suit version, tagged Restore, which is intended to assist stroke survivors.
ReWalk Robotics Ltd. develops, manufactures and markets wearable robotic exoskeletons for individuals with spinal cord injury. The company announced its intention to develop the soft suit as a core company goal for FY2017. Named Restore, the system transmits power to key joints of the legs with cable technologies, powered with software and mechanics that are similar to the technologies used in the ReWalk exoskeleton system for individuals with spinal cord injury. The cables are connected to fabric-based designs that attach to the legs and foot, thus lending the name “soft suit.”
CEO Larry Jasinski was joined by collaborators from Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering to showcase the prototype, called Restore, and demonstrate how the system works.
Anticipated delivery of a commercial Restore soft suit is slated for 2018.
“We are thrilled with the progress of the Restore system, which will provide life changing technology to a whole new class of patients facing mobility issues,” said Jasinski. “With the prototype finished, we are eager to begin clinical studies and pursue regulatory approvals so that these systems can be provided to millions of patients who can benefit from access to the device.”
Source: PR Newswire