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Robotic walking devices

  • Robotic technologies aid return to walking

    Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital location now offers a range of innovative robotic devices that enable more people to walk after experiencing spinal cord injury, stroke and other neurological conditions. These devices offer high-tech solutions to meet each person’s individual needs. Additional robotic devices are available for use with upper body, arm and wrist rehabilitation.

    Health benefits include:

    • the ability to stand and walk with the assistance of leg braces
    • improved function of the heart,bladder and bowels
    • improved trunk and core support, posture and balance
    • reduced fatigue and pain
    • improved mental health and sleep
    • decreased reliance on caregivers

    Ekso GT™

    This wearable bionic suit enables people with any amount of lower extremity weakness to walk. This gait therapy tool has the potential to provide unparalleled rehabilitation outcomes. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is one of the first locations in the Midwest to offer this robotic therapy technology.

    ReWalk 6.0™ robotic exoskeleton

    This is the first exoskeleton to be FDA-approved for use in the home and community. Courage Kenny therapists can now screen and train clients to use this device prior to their purchasing one for home use. We offer a ReWalk Clinic monthly at our Abbott Northwestern Hospital location.


    Lokomat® is a robot-assisted treadmill that supports a patient in an upright position while moving the legs through a normal walking pattern - even if a patient is unable to move his or her legs independently.

    ABLE Program

    ABLE, the Activity-Based Locomotor Exercise program, is an innovative approach for people living with paralysis or neurological conditions. ABLE is available at the Golden Valley location.


    For more information on the ReWalk Clinic, or to make a referral for the Lokomat® or Ekso GT, call 612-262-7979

    To refer to the ABLE program, call 612-775-2200.

  • More information 

    Call 612-262-7979.

    Carol using the Esko device

    We are recruiting

    Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is looking for people with incomplete spinal cord injury to participate in a clinical trial entitled WISE (Walking Improvement for SCI with Exoskeletons).

    Learn more about this clinical trial.