18 Dec The ABLE team demonstrates the exoskeleton at Guttmann Barcelona
On September 22nd, our Clinical Specialist, Helena López, and our CEO, Alfons Carnicero, were invited to Guttmann Barcelona, a highly specialized rehabilitation clinic in Barcelona.
There, they presented the novel ABLE Exoskeleton, a revolutionary tool for neurorehabilitation, to the entire clinical staff of Guttmann Barcelona, led by the Head of Rehabilitation, Manel Ochoa, and the Innovation Director, Eloy Opisso.
Among other topics, the presentation covered the unique features of our exoskeleton: the process of adjusting the size to each patient, transfer from a wheelchair into the device, the modes to initiate steps and sit-stand transitions, and the different metrics displayed on the mobile app. We also discussed about the clinical outcomes found during the clinical trials conducted with the exoskeleton at several hospitals.
Finally, the Pilot Ivan Camps took the stage: he came and made a live demonstration using the exoskeleton for the assistants, who asked many questions and were impressed with the great potential of this technology.
About Guttmann Barcelona:
Guttmann Barcelona, Brain Health and Neurorehabilitation Institute, is a clinic that is specially designed to offer the best diagnosis and most advanced treatments for functional motor, cognitive and behavioural problems that affect people with a neurological disease or neuropsychiatric disorder.
Guttmann Barcelona is a highly specialised healthcare centre that aims to promote the health and wellbeing of patients and their families, thanks to a large team of professionals who are experts in neurorehabilitation and with the hallmark of quality of the Institut Guttmann. The aim of this initiative is to provide a comprehensive, holistic and personalised service, creating an environment that favours health and personal wellbeing, whilst accompanying patients in the process of improving their functional capabilities.
About the ABLE Exoskeleton
The ABLE Exoskeleton is the lightest adjustable, hip-knee powered exoskeleton on the European market for neurorehabilitation. It’s the result of a collaboration between hundreds of clinicians, patients and engineers, to create a meaningful technology. The safety and performance of the device have been clinically validated in European centers of excellence in rehabilitation. The exoskeleton is intended for individuals with spinal cord injury at levels from C5 to L5* to perform ambulatory functions in the clinical setting under the supervision of a trained therapist. Fits people 150-190 cm tall, weighing up to 100 kg.