10 Meter Walk Test for Indego Exoskeleton

While many outcome measures are available for ambulatory patients, the most commonly cited outcome measures to assess gait speed during exoskeleton use are (Louie 2015): 10 Meter Walk Test (10 MWT) 2 Minute Walk Test (2 MWT) 6 Minute Walk Test (6 MWT) Additional information on the above listed outcome measures may be found on the Rehabilitation Measures Database. This blog will highlight the 10 MWT... Read More »
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Introduction to Indego Motion+ and Therapy+

Indego is a lightweight, modular exoskeleton helping people with little or no movement in the legs to stand and walk. Indego provides Users with trunk support and powered assistance at the hips and knees. The User’s ankle joints are supported by a flexible, height-adjustable carbon fiber ankle foot orthosis (AFO). While this AFO does not provide any powered assist, its flexibility can allow Users... Read More »
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Indego Exoskeleton Allows Will Hutchins to Walk Again

On June 1, 2013, 16 year old Will Hutchins was involved in a car accident that left him paralyzed at injury level T8. Today, Will is 19 and able to walk again with the help of Indego and the PTs at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  Will was a participant in the clinical trial that enabled Parker to make Indego commercially available in the United States and Europe. Will continues to support the... Read More »
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Exoskeleton Insight From Dr. Ryan Farris | Human Motion and Control

Dr. Ryan Farris began working on exoskeleton technology as a student at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Intelligent Mechatronics. He is a co-inventor of the Indego exoskeleton and Engineering Manager leading the project with Parker’s Human Motion and Control unit.   How would you describe the Indego device to someone who is unfamiliar with motion and control technology? The Indegodevice can most... Read More »
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Vanderbilt's Dr. Goldfarb Discusses the Future of Rehabilitative Technology and Indego

Dr. Michael Goldfarb is the H. Fort Flowers Chair in Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Goldfarb developed the exoskeleton with the help of a team of his graduate students, and is now partnered with Parker Hannifin and Shepherd Center to further develop the technology.    How did you initially decide to focus your time and... Read More »
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Indego® is the Real 'Elysium' for Human Motion and Control

For people with parapalegia, the promise of companies developing powered exoskeletons that will afford them a new level of independence is not just with movie entertainment.  Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is developing a new powered orthosis called Indego. Indego allows users to stand and walk on all surfaces including stairs and gain access to... Read More »
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