OurCrowd portfolio company ReWalk was featured in Fox News, a leading American television news network. ReWalk is the developer of the FDA approved ReWalk exoskeleton device, providing paraplegics with an independent, natural walking experience that provides them numerous social, psychological, and physical benefits.
What makes the ReWalk unique, Jasinski noted, are unique components: a tilt sensor and the natural gait it creates. The tilt sensor senses when the user leans forward, triggering it to allow the individual to walk. When walking, each foot strikes the ground heel first, then toe. This efficient movement mimics the natural human gait, and its efficiency allows its backpack battery pack to last all day.
“It’s a learned thing to walk again, but once they got it down, the biggest problem I have is sometimes when I show people the equipment, I can’t find them because they’ve walked away,” Jasinski told FoxNews.com.
ReWalk raised $1,320,000 from OurCrowd investors in June 2013.
Read more on Fox News here.