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eLEGS Wearable Robot at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

 
WHAT:

Demonstration of an innovative technology – eLEGS - a new wearable robot in trials with patients at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center with paralysis or weakness in the lower extremities. This artificially intelligent, bionic, battery-powered and ready-to-wear device allows wheelchair users to get up, stand and walk again.

 

WHO:

SCVMC patients who suffered spinal cord injuries are using eLEGS. See and listen to them describe the experience of walking again in their own words.

The Rehabilitation Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center treats more than 550 patients every year, helping them develop the skills they need to get closer to independence. Outcomes for patients of the Rehabilitation Center at SCVMC far exceed the national average.

Berkeley Bionics develops and manufactures artificially intelligent human exoskeletons for military, civilian and medical uses that augment strength, endurance, and mobility.

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011                     9:30 am to 10:30 am
Interviews and photos/video times must be scheduled in advance. Since patients are in treatment, there may be limitations to the duration of interviews and/or filming.

 

WHY:

Advanced technology in trials at the Rehabilitation Center at SCVMC has the potential to change the live of millions of people using wheelchairs.

 

WHERE:

Rehabilitation Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
751 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose

 

HOW:

Please contact Joy Alexiou at 408-885-4164 or joy.alexiou@hhs.sccgov.org to make arrangements to film and/or conduct interviews in the Rehabilitation Center.

 

Media Contact: Joy Alexiou, Public Information Officer, Health and Hospital System (408) 885-4164
Posted: May 24, 2011