The REX exoskeleton suit provides wheelchair users with Robotic Disability Assistance. With its help, disabled people can stand up, walk, and exercise completely autonomously.
This robotic walking device was primarily designed to assist in the rehabilitation of wheelchair users.
Spending extended periods of time sitting down can pose a serious threat to one’s health, from cardiovascular disease to muscle atrophy.
Constant exercises are crucial yet hard to perform for wheelchair users.
But with REX exoskeleton users of up to 220 lbs (100 kg) can perform squats, lunges, sit-to-stand, leg swings, and stretches. Those who have suffered from tetra- and paraplegia, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and even spinal cord injury have all been able to use REX for walking and exercising.
What’s more, using REX doesn’t take much time to learn. In fact, it takes only several minutes. It’s controlled with a joystick, is extremely stable, and manoeuvrable.
REX is not yet available for home use in the United States. But it is accessible in rehabilitation centers all across the world, including North America.