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Under the general terms of the agreement, Shepherd Center will function as the lead rehabilitation center for clinical testing of the device. Shepherd Center will develop clinical protocols for use of the device, train clinicians at other rehabilitation centers where the device will be used, and monitor clinical trials. Also, the agreement includes collaboration between Parker and Shepherd Center to market the device subsequent to regulatory approval.
"Shepherd Center has a world-class reputation in the field of rehabilitation and we are proud they have chosen to support us in the commercialization of Indego," said
"We see distinct advantages in Indego, including its lightweight and modular design that promotes independence," said
Indego is not yet for sale but is being tested and refined through clinical research at Shepherd Center. Patient and clinician feedback on the device has been overwhelmingly positive, and the Center has concluded that Indego has the most promise as a device for both rehabilitation and home use.
"Indego is the only robotic exoskeleton that can be worn by a person while in his or her own wheelchair, as well as in a vehicle or even a restaurant booth," said
Shepherd Center is proud to be a part of this effort and looks forward to testing Indego with other diagnoses such as stroke and multiple sclerosis, she says.
"We are impressed with how easy Indego is for people to use, as well as its potential to provide compensatory gait for those with motor complete injuries, in addition to its rehabilitative potential for those who are motor incomplete," Hartigan said. "The level of independence Indego offers is unprecedented."
To learn more about Indego, visit: http://Indego.parker.com
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