Well I see some new fundraisers coming up as the ReWalk product is not cheap at $69,000 and theimage product will be available immediately.  Below is the prior FDA approval. 

FDA Approves “ ReWalk ” Device That Enables Paralyzed Individuals to Walk

Of course when we think of devices like this we think of wounded vets as well.  Now patients will be able to use the device at home.  The specific approvals are for paraplegics who have injuries between the 7th and fifth lumbar.  When used in a rehab agency it can also assist people with injuries between the 4th and sixth vertebra.  The manufacturer, Argo already has over 50 ReWalk centers and so far around 400 people are using the device.  BD 


A device designed by a quadriplegic Israeli entrepreneur to increase his own mobility, and in use already to get wounded U.S. military personnel up and walking again, has won clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for broad marketing in the United States.
A stimulating advance
Patients who used to be paralyzed demonstrate their ability to use their legs with the help of a spinal cord stimulator.

The ReWalk system is sometimes called an "exoskeleton" for those whose legs will no longer move at the command of signals from the brain. It consists of a fitted metal brace that supports the legs and part of the upper body. Its motors supply movement at the hips, knees, and ankles, and its computer and power supply are housed in a backpack worn by the user.

A version of the system is widely used already in rehabilitation centers across the United States. But the ReWalk system cleared by the FDA on Thursday is for use by individuals outside of a rehab setting -- in their homes and communities. Its manufacturer said the system will be available immediately, with a price tag of $69,500.

A version of the system is widely used already in rehabilitation centers across the United States. But the ReWalk system cleared by the FDA on Thursday is for use by individuals outside of a rehab setting -- in their homes and communities. Its manufacturer said the system will be available immediately, with a price tag of $69,500.

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-fda-device-paraplegics-walk-20140626-story.html

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