Hospital Sant Joan de Déu de Palma presented the first exoskeleton that will help treating patients with spinal cord injury, brain damage and other neurological diseases.
According to the Hospital, six patients per day are attended by this therapeutic instrument. The exoskeleton costed €120,000 that were funded by Pabisa Hotels and Obra Social La Caixa.
It is the first robotic device with the mentioned features used in Spain and the third one in Europe.
Among other devices, this exoskeleton was chosen to be the best one in the market due to its weight -only 17 kilos- which lets be used by patients with different wights and measures.
The patients that use this device can walk in internal and external surfaces including the sidewalk, grass and ramps with low inclination. To sum up, it is the most versatile device in the market.
This medical breakthrough was presented by the managing director of the Hospital, Joan Carulla; the territorial manager of CaixaBank in the Balearics Maria Cruz Rivera; the president and CEO of Pabisa Hotels, Onofre Pascual; the head of the hospital rehabilitation service, Susana Holub, and Óscar Estévez, from Origen Biomédica.
Hospital Sant Joan de Déu de Palma especialices in orthopedic surgery, traumatology, rehabilitación and geriatrics.