Ekso Bionics® to Present at WearRAcon 2017 in Beijing, China
RICHMOND, Calif., Sept. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EKSO), an industry leader in exoskeleton technology for medical and industrial use, today announced that Thomas Looby, the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, will be a keynote speaker on September 14th at WearRAcon China, which is being held in conjunction with the China Disabled Persons’ Federation Conference at the National Convention Center in Beijing, China from September 13-15, 2017.
During the keynote address, Mr. Looby will provide a corporate overview of the Company’s medical division, EksoHealth, including clinical benefits of the EksoGT™, a wearable exoskeleton device designed for stroke and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. In addition, the presentation will highlight the Company's EksoWorks products, like the EksoZeroG™ and EksoVest™, which are designed to offer construction and industrial workers protection and support against fatigue and injury by reducing the strain from high-frequency and long-duration activities.
“We are thrilled to be presenting at WearRAcon in China, which provides Ekso Bionics with visibility in a country with the world’s largest number of stroke and spinal cord injury patients,” said Mr. Looby. “The EksoGT enables mobility for patients earlier in their recovery process than conventional rehabilitation, so this conference marks an important milestone towards our goal of changing lives around the world with our proprietary exoskeleton technologies.”
WearRAcon is an annual event organized by the Wearable Robotics Association (WearRA), the only professional association dedicated to entrepreneurs, businesses and academics fueling the wearable robotics industry. WearRAcon China will bring together more than 300 attendees from across the world to attend cutting-edge presentations and robotics demonstrations, as well as provide opportunities to network with those creating and using wearable robotic devices in the quickly growing Asian market.
The China Disabled Persons’ Federation, established in 1988, is a national umbrella organization for persons with diverse disabilities. The organization’s mission is to promote the full participation of persons with disabilities in society equally with others, ensure that persons with disabilities share in the material and cultural achievements of society, and foster humanitarianism across society as a whole.
For more information about Ekso Bionics or the EksoGT, visit www.eksobionics.com.
EksoGT™ is the first exoskeleton cleared by the FDA for use with stroke and spinal cord injuries from L5 to C7. The EksoGT with SmartAssist™ software is the only exoskeleton available for rehabilitation institutions that can provide adaptive amounts of power to either side of a patient’s body, challenging the patient as they progress through their continuum of care. The suit’s patented technology provides the ability to mobilize patients earlier, more frequently, and with a greater number of high intensity steps. To date, this device has helped patients take more than 70 million steps in over 185 rehabilitation institutions around the world.
About Ekso Bionics®
Ekso Bionics is a leading developer of exoskeleton solutions that amplify human potential by supporting or enhancing strength, endurance and mobility across medical, industrial and defense applications. Founded in 2005, the company continues to build upon its unparalleled expertise to design some of the most cutting-edge, innovative wearable robots available on the market. Ekso Bionics is the only exoskeleton company to offer technologies that range from helping those with paralysis to stand up and walk, to enhancing human capabilities on job sites across the globe, to providing research for the advancement of R&D projects intended to benefit U.S. defense capabilities. The company is headquartered in the Bay Area and is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol EKSO. For more information, visit: www.eksobionics.com.
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Released September 12, 2017