Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services (Kindred) has expanded its pilot of the EksoGT exoskeleton to offer advanced stroke rehabilitation at the majority of its sites – more than 20 freestanding inpatient Kindred rehabilitation hospitals in 13 states, Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc announces.

Via the pilot, Kindred aims to improve patient outcomes with the EksoGT by mobilizing patients earlier, more frequently, and with a greater number of high-intensity steps during their rehab sessions, according to a media release.

“It is our mission to provide greater access to advanced rehabilitation, and we are excited to incorporate the EksoGT into our offering at most of our inpatient rehabilitation hospitals,” says Russ Bailey, COO/senior vice president of operations at Kindred.

“We believe having access to leading technology can improve patient outcomes, as well as increase their morale during the process. A win-win for our patients.”

The EksoGT exoskeleton is designed to help patients get back on their feet by supporting re-learning of correct step patterns, weight shifting, and potentially mitigating compensatory behaviors, enabling patients to mobilize earlier and restore independence. It features SmartAssist software, which provide adaptive amounts of power to either side of a patient’s body.

“Innovative customers like Kindred are in a position to advance stroke rehabilitation by equipping their clinicians with EksoGT,” states Jack Peurach, CEO and president of Ekso Bionics, in the release.

Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services is part of Kindred Healthcare LLC, a healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky.

[Source(s): Kindred Healthcare LLC, Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc, GlobeNewswire]