Ekso Bionics is one of several cutting-edge companies offering paraplegics the chance to walk again. The Berkeley, California-based business produces the Ekso, a motorized exoskeleton that allows patients to walk in an upright position with the help of a pair of crutches.
At this point, the company has sold its initial offering to rehabilitation centers across the U.S. A feature in Fast Company, a progressive business publication, also points out that the company has licensed its technology for military applications to Lockheed Martin.
However, the article points out that the company envisions selling their product to a wide variety of users, including workers and consumers who want their...Read More »
The Allen Institute for Brain Science announced yesterday that Paul Allen would commit $300 million to their medical research nonprofit over the next ten years. The press release explains that this additional commitment has “charged the Institute with tackling some of the most fundamental and complex questions in brain science today.”
The press release explains this contribution will fund the first four years of a 10-year plan which will grow the size and scope of the institute. “The plan calls for a doubling of the Institute's staff to launch three new and complementary scientific initiatives that address critical...Read More »
Yesterday, the Department of Defense (DOD) released an article noting the importance of continuing their partnership with Veterans Affairs (VA) departments to “identify and treat traumatic brain injury.” According to the article, representatives of both departments participated in a roundtable discussion on new advances in the field of traumatic brain injury care and their hopes going forward.
One of the topics touched on at the meeting involved the early diagnosis of brain trauma. According to Kathy Helmick, deputy director for TBI at the ...Read More »