Indego Helps with Boredom in Quarantine

Laura Cowen, a US Navy veteran and proud mom of two, describes her rehabilitation following a spinal cord injury, raising two children, and dealing with the quarantine blues. COVID-19, commonly called the coronavirus, has affected people across the globe in both drastic and subtle ways. Laura Cowen is no exception. A United States Navy veteran living in upstate New York, Laura shares she was born... Read More »
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Dr. Henry Hasson Uses Indego Exoskeleton to Walk

Henry Hasson was injured in a car accident in 1994 that left him paralyzed at injury level T7. Although recovery from his injury was strenuous, Henry didn’t let it slow him down, as he went on to graduate medical school in 2001, followed by completing his neurology residency and fellowship in 2006. Dr. Hasson has now been practicing neurology for 12 years, with special qualifications in child... Read More »
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Can an Exoskeleton Improve My Cardio?

Let’s talk cardio! Most of you have heard the term cardiopulmonary, which refers to your body’s heart and lungs, who function like an engine that keeps your body powered. The lungs take much needed oxygen from the air and your heart circulates this blood through the body like a pump, causing your muscles, bones, and tissues to receive much needed supplies to continue out daily functions. When a... Read More »
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One Community Stood with Rob Drescher, Now He Stands to Impact All with Parker Indego

Despite that Rob Drescher was born with a vascular disease that caused him to be paraplegic in his early teens, nothing has stopped him from looking up and moving forward. He and his family have been supported since the beginning, and when the time came to acquire the Indego exoskeleton that would benefit his health, the community stepped in with a fundraiser for the advanced technology.... Read More »
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Use Worker’s Compensation Benefits To Obtain Indego Personal Exoskeleton

Individuals who become paralyzed after work-related injuries have a very high chance of receiving an Indego Exoskeleton through their workers’ compensation benefits*. The objective of this blog is to describe the steps involved in obtaining an Indego Exoskeleton using workers’ compensation benefits.         Get in touch with the Indego Team The process begins by reaching out to the Indego team to... Read More »
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Indego Brings Holiday Cheer

George Stewart sits in his wheelchair wearing the Indego exoskeleton. His wife Paula secures straps, checks foot placement, and centers a walker in front of him. George clicks a button on his hip and says, “We’re going green, Paula!” then leans forward and pushes up, triggering the Indego and George to stand. George exclaims, “I’m up, I’m out of this chair, I’ve got freedom again.” George and Paula... Read More »
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Despite a Spinal Cord Injury, Ryan Reddick Dances with His Wife on Their Wedding Day

I have always dreamt about having the opportunity to walk again. While it would be different than before my spinal cord injury, I’d love to be able to look someone in the eyes while speaking. Indego has made this dream a reality for many, including myself, but this time I wanted more. I wanted to stand face to face with my future wife, stare into her eyes, hear the words “you may kiss the... Read More »
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Army Veteran Jim Dahlin Purchases Exoskeleton Through VA

My name is Jim Dahlin. I’m an army veteran having served as a combat medic with the 4th infantry division in Vietnam from 1969-70. I was discharged June 1971 and went on with the GI bill to become a nurse anesthetist.  When I was 48 I rode a bicycle across the US from Seattle to Williamsburg, VA in 24 days averaging 140 miles a day. Two short years later, at the age of 50, I was unable to even get... Read More »
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Paralyzed in a Motorcycle Accident, David Carter Stands at the Altar on His Wedding Day

I received a phone call in 2012, almost two years after a motorcycle accident that left me paralyzed, from a therapist in the research and development of the first generation of the Indego Exoskeleton. I was asked a question that was impossible to say no to, “would you like to walk?” I thought it was a joke until I began doing my share of research into what this “exoskeleton” was. It was a piece... Read More »
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Ben Westbrook Uses Indego Exoskeleton to Keep up with His Active Lifestyle

On April 23, 2013, my life changed forever. I suffered a C7 incomplete spinal cord injury in a motor scooter accident and ended up paralyzed from the chest down. My life was devastated and I was feeling broken. I'm lucky to have a large network of family and friends that helped me through that very hard time. I went from having a titanium rod put in my neck at Cedar Sinai in Los Angeles to an... Read More »
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Which Exoskeleton is Right for Me?

Within the past several years, lower extremity exoskeletons have become available for individuals to purchase. These devices allow individuals to stand up and walk in their home and community environment. It is likely that other devices will also be available for purchase in the future. This blog aims to help potential personal users make an educated decision when considering purchasing an... 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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Paralyzed as a Teen, Ryan Reddick Uses Indego Exoskeleton to See the World

From as early as I can remember, I was always the kid who wanted to be outside building ramps, playing in the sand box, building forts, playing with my friends, but most importantly, riding my dirtbike. At the age of three my mother (Tammy Reddick) and father (Robert Reddick) took me to a local indoor motocross race. I was sitting on my dad’s shoulders to be able to see the races screaming “I... 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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