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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 

ReWalk™ Exoskeleton Walking Program at UW

Have you been wondering what all the excitement is about regarding exoskeleton walking technology? Do you want to learn more? Come to this forum to get an up-close look at this exciting new technology and hear from people with SCI who are using it. The UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine launched its Spinal Cord Injury ReWalk™ Exoskeleton Walking Program in January of this year, the first such program in Washington. The goal of this pilot program is to give individuals with paraplegia the experience of robotic-assisted ambulation.

The forum will begin with an overview by UW therapists who will explain what the technology is and does, who is able to use it, and what the UW’s program involves. One of the program’s current participants with paraplegia will then demonstrate walking wearing the ReWalk™ system. This will be followed by a panel discussion with ReWalk™ program participants and therapists, who will take questions from the audience.

CEU credits available for physical and occupational therapists: 1.5 contact hours. Certificates will be provided.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Meet & Greet: Meet with others in the hospital cafeteria prior to the forum to socialize, network and eat. No RSVP—just show up! Please call 206-685-3999 or email csalzman@uw.edu if you need directions or additional information.

FREE PARKING: Pay cash ($5) at the gate house before you enter the S1 garage, and we will give you a coupon for a full refund when exiting the garage. (Refund available at the gate house until 9:00 pm.) Parking reimbursement is made possible by a generous gift from Ernie Franz.

Location:

South Campus Center (SCC) Room 316
University of Washington
1601 NE Columbia Rd
Seattle, WA 98195
[Click here for directions]

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