about the Programme

About the Programme

DCU Exoskeleton Programme

The Exoskeleton programme is physiotherapist led service allowing persons with reduced mobility due to paralysis access the eksobionics exoskeleton, Ekso GT to allow them to complete sessions of supported walking facilitated by a trained handler. We have assembled a team of personnel with over ten years' experience in the field of neuro-rehabilitation and robotics.

The Goal of the Programme

The programme is designed to deliver an array of benefits that regular walking in an exoskeleton provides for persons with spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. Our aim is to conduct research on how best to utilise the exoskeleton to deliver maximum benefits for users. We will provide community dwelling persons of limited mobility access to further rehabilitation while they contribute to our growing knowledge in the rapidly developing field of robotics in neuro-rehabilitation. In the future, we predict robotic applications for this population will be commonplace and we aim to establish DCU as a centre of excellence for this.