Variable Assist Functionality for Indego Exoskeleton

Many individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) require full or partial external support of their legs to be able to walk (i.e. using external bracing or neuroprosthetics, or manual facilitation). Exoskeletons may provide an alternative approach to traditional neurorehabilitation techniques. The Indego exoskeleton is able to provide full (100%) robotic assistance throughout the gait cycle for those... Read More »
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Indego Therapy in Outpatient: Billing Recommendations

When thinking about an exoskeleton, walking often comes to mind. For rehabilitation therapists, however, exoskeletons are used for gait training along with additional therapeutic treatments. Today we are going to discuss additional therapy opportunities using the Indego exoskeleton’s software suites, including Pre-gait, Motion+, and Therapy+, and how you can optimize billing with these... Read More »
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Can an Exoskeleton Help Strengthen My Bones?

A spinal cord injury (SCI) or stroke is a life-changing event that can impact how we move around the world, how we interact with people, and how we see ourselves. These injuries occur in the brain or spinal cord, but they can have detrimental effects to every system in the body. This blog will discuss what happens to bone health after an SCI or stroke, why an exoskeleton can address... Read More »
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Indego at London England’s Wellington Hospital

The use of assistive technology within neurorehabilitation is embedded well within the Acute Neurorehabilitation Unit at the Wellington Hospital. More recently we have been able to successfully integrate the Indego exoskeleton as another treatment tool alongside our existing technologies. Whilst in the early stages, the Indego exoskeleton was primarily utilised within our facility within spinal... Read More »
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Paralyzed Veterans Can Stay at Their Local VA and Still Benefit From Indego

On June 2018 the Veteran Affairs administration shared the Exoskeleton Memorandum which allows qualified veterans to receive their own Indego exoskeleton. To trial and become trained on the Indego exoskeleton system, veterans are requested to visit one of 25 spinal cord-specialized VA Medical centers. In a recent article by John Archiquette, Public Affairs Specialist at the VA Southern Nevada... Read More »
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Screening Veterans for Indego Personal

Can you as a VA Therapist screen and bring Veterans through the Indego Personal training process without having an Indego Therapy device at your site? The answer is YES! Here is your step-by-step guide: Indego Personal offers people with mobility impairments a new level of independence. Its modular design allows for increased ease of putting on and taking off the device without assistance. At... Read More »
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Introduction to Advanced Gait

Safety, not walking speed, is the priority for any Indego User. However, gait speed and the ability to control one’s speed is important in home and community environments. Walking speed requirements for persons with neurological injury (spinal cord injury or stroke) have been cited in the literature as approximately 0.2 m/s for indoor walking, 0.2 - 0.4 m/s for outdoor or limited... Read More »
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Pre-Gait Training Option Within the Motion+ Software Suite

Indego’s Motion+ Software Suite offers a variety of unique features to provide a customized treatment approach. One of the newest Motion+ features offered is Pre-Gait Training. As the name implies, this feature was designed to be used prior to gait training for those persons who may benefit from activities in standing in preparation to walk. Patients can be challenged through the Pre-Gait... Read More »
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Successful Integration of Advanced Technology in Existing Clinical Setting

Rehabilitation is changing. The economic and regulatory environments continue to evolve, as does the science of rehabilitation. Addressing all of this change is quite a challenge. I believe it is possible to have our cake and eat it too. Over time, by focusing on a rigorous model of clinical best practice and the development of a differentiated brand there is the potential for long-term financial... Read More »
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Expanded Indications for Use for Parker Indego in the U.S.

On September 08, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Parker Hannifin’s request to expand Indego’s indications for use (IFU). This is great news for patients! This expansion is a significant change from the previous FDA approved IFU, and now allows therapists to treat individuals with spinal cord injury at levels C7 and lower in rehabilitation institutions. Furthermore, it enables... Read More »
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What to Consider When a Rehab Center Wants to Invest in Advanced Technology

There’s been an explosion in the creation of rehabilitation technology over the last 10 years. As rehabilitation professionals, we’re fortunate to provide our patients with more opportunity for recovery than we ever have previously. However, these technologies are often very expensive capital purchases which can be challenging to justify in an environment where reimbursement rates and lengths of... Read More »
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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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