ReWalk

(4 customer reviews)

ReWalk Rehabilitation System is an exoskeleton designed primarily for clinical use.  It can also be used as a training tool for ReWalk Personal 6.0 for home use.

In 2016 the ReWalk is the preferred exoskeleton of choice for home use, and it is also used widely for walking rehabilitation.  There are nearly 200 units in active use throughout the world, and that number is expected to sharply increase.

Description

Key attributes:

  • Approved by the FDA for clinical and home use for individuals with spinal cord injury (SPI).
  • Battery powered hip-knee exoskeleton.
  • Proven to work in clinical, home and city environments.
  • Regularly being improved and iterated (the 2016 ReWalk is now 6th revision)
  • Controlled by subtle changes in the user’s center of gravity.
  • Graphical user interphase for the physiotherapist’s control.
  • Structured training program for the rehabilitation teams purchasing the device.

The ReWalk Rehabilitation System is optimized for use in a clinical setting.  It is used as a tool to augment the capabilities of regular physiotherapy by providing a high number of consistent and reproducible steps.  ReWalk Rehabilitation is also used as a stepping stone towards individuals preparing to acquire ReWalk for personal use.

ReWalk for personal use is quickly becoming a popular supplemental device to the wheelchair.  There are ReWalk users that have been using their unit continuously twice a week (on average) for the last five years. Those users have become quite comfortable and proficient with their exoskeletons.


Exoskeleton Report has numerous articles on ReWalk Robotics.

ReWalk Robotics (formerly Argo Medical Technologies), Kochav Yokneam Building Floor 6 PO Box 161 Yokneam Ilit 20692, ISRAEL (note: the company has multiple headquarters, find the one nearest you), website

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4 reviews for ReWalk

  1. A12BMB

    Looking Forward for the Joint Venture with Realcan and the approval of the new Soft Exo suit.

  2. Laura

    My family, physicians and Therapist were definitely misrepresented by this company! We were told that insurance would cover this equipment but it may take several months. But in reality.. only 1 insurance contact pays for the equipment, Cigna which was approved in February 2019. My son and our family were lead to believe in July 2018 that his it would be covered by BCBS. A representative of this company contacted us finally in January 2019 and told us that she was being flown in from Boston just to fit my son for this equipment. The representative communicated through her travels letting us know exactly where her flight landed and she was in our city. She fitted my son and did a trial run with the equipment! We were told he should have his own device within a few months! 7 months later we received a call starting it was denied by our insurance, so oh well he can’t get! I contacted both of my insurance companies and was told by both that a request was NEVER submitted by Rewalk!! This company lied to my son, my family, his physicians, his therapist and his community!! I feel like the company SCAMMED us!! They need to be exposed for giving false hope to paralyzed patients!

    • Bobby Marinov

      Dear Laura, I am heartbroken to hear what happened to you and your family. I encourage you to read what our team has written on both false-hope and Cigna. For example, to the best of my understanding, Cigna does not “pay for the equipment” they are supposed to have a policy that they will review each case individually.

  3. Laura

    This company gives false hope to the most vulnerable patients

  4. Laura Spivey

    Thank you very much for your concern. I’m trying to file an appeal with both of my insurance companies but I’m told that Rewalk never submitted a claim, an request or even called in a reference for the product! A person can not file an appeal if the company never submitted a request for the product? It doesn’t make sense! A representative flew from Boston to NC just to fit my son for the product. Why if the company knew it wasn’t covered by his insurance companies. I have emails showing that I obtained the order from his MD and letter of medical necessity as requested by the representative of the company. Why if they knew they were never going to file a claim or request prior approval?? It’s unfortunate that my son’s only hope for ever walking again was crushed by miscommunication of this company! He works everyday now.. saving every dollar he makes.. in hopes to one day buying this product! It breaks my heart and should break the hearts of any parent or any member of the Rewalk company!!

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