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Today's Issue of Medical Device Daily

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Today's Headlines

ReWalk's clearance puts exoskeleton technology in forefront of med-tech

Prior to 2009, exoskeletons and therapies for paralyzed patients were probably the last things on Stephanie Souza's mind. That changed suddenly and the California resident's life was turned upside down, when she discovered she was suffering from transverse myelitis, a neurological condition consisting of an inflammatory process of the spinal cord.

Putting a face to suicide

By now, few members of the human race have not heard the news about comedian Robin Williams, who took his own life the morning of Aug. 11. We don t pretend to know Williams, but those who reach us through audiovisual media have a way of reaching our emotions, and so we feel a pang at their passing, whatever the circumstances. (MDD Perspectives)

ReWalk Robotics secures FDA clearance for exoskeleton for paraplegic patients

In 1997, Amit Goffer, an Israeli inventor, was severely paralyzed as a result of an ATV accident. Not content with his condition or the level of innovation available for paralyzed patients, Goffer, who is now a quadriplegic, began work on mobility devices. His work paid off as he eventually developed an exoskeleton to help paraplegic patients walk.

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