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|Parker Hannifin Wins Gold at Medical Design Excellence Awards for Indego® Exoskeleton|
“It’s an honor for us to receive such a prestigious award among such a competitive field of devices that are making a meaningful difference in people’s lives,” said Achilleas Dorotheou, head of the human motion and control business unit for Parker. “Receiving this award not only recognizes our rapid commercial success but highlights the design and engineering pedigree that Parker and its engineers are known for.”
The MDEA is the medical technology industry’s premier design competition, and its panel of third-party jurors are committed to searching worldwide for the highest caliber medical devices that save lives, improve patient healthcare and transform medical technology.
Indego has two applications. It offers clinicians an efficient therapy tool to train spinal cord injured individuals. Furthermore, it allows users to stand and walk, and holds great promise for affording people with paraplegia a new level of independence for use outside the clinical setting.
Unique in design, Indego consists of five snap-together components and weighs only 26 pounds fully assembled. The hip component houses a rechargeable battery back, while each upper leg component houses two motors as well as embedded sensors and controllers. A Bluetooth LE radio allows communication between the Indego and an iPhone or iPod touch through the custom Indego iOS application. This application enables users and clinicians to adjust device settings and to view session progress wirelessly. Indego is designed to be easy and intuitive to use.
Indego has received FDA Clearance and CE Mark, allowing it to be sold commercially in the U.S. and
To learn more about Indego visit www.indego.com.
With annual sales of approximately