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Indego Helps Paralyzed Army Veteran Walk Again

An Oklahoma veteran, Johnnie Williams, wounded while deployed to Iraq is able to walk again 16 years later, thanks to the Indego exoskeleton provided by the Oklahoma City VA Health Care system.

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In The News | Veterans

JANUARY 22, 2021 Indego and SoldierStrong continue to work together in providing the benefits of technologies for all who need it, especially veterans. Read the new collaborated article by the two organizations.
AUGUST 26, 2020 | FORT MCHENRY We are proud our Indego veterans had the pleasure of meeting the US Commander in Chief at the historical site of Fort McHenry: the location that brought inspiration for writing the US national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. Here are photos of the event.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 | GLOBENEWSWIRE SoldierStrong Donates State-of-the-Art Exoskeleton to the Veterans Affairs Northeast Ohio Health Care System
SoldierStrong Donates State-of-the-Art Exoskeleton
SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 | VA SOUTHERN NEVADA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM Read the story about Mark Christianson who served more than 20 years as a U.S. Army Green Beret. Thanks to the Indego exoskeleton, Christianson is able to walk again.
Mark Christianson Walks Again
AUGUST 24, 2019 | KEARNEY HUB "When I stand up and I can talk to people face to face...being able to do something without the wheelchair makes me feel like everyone else again." Paralyzed from the chest down 25 years ago, veteran Tammy Lawter slowly took her first steps this summer.
Tammy Lawter Walks with Indego Exoskeleton
SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 | OKLAHOMA'S NEWS 4 Watch Marine veteran Jennifer Holmes walk on her own in public for first time in 10 years. "It's the first day I've got to walk in the zoo with my daughter," said Holmes.
Veteran Walks for the First Time in a Decade
JUNE 27, 2019 | FOX 9: "It's so nice to be able to just stand up and look someone in the eye and talk to them." Learn more about Jim Dahlin and his Indego experience at the VA's Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder Center in Minneapolis.
Jim Dahlin Walks with Indego Exoskeleton
JULY 23, 2019 | THE TELEGRAPH: An Oklahoma veteran, Johnnie Williams, wounded while deployed to Iraq is able to walk again 16 years later, thanks to the Indego exoskeleton provided by the Oklahoma City VA Health Care system.
Army Veteran Johnnie Williams
JUNE 11, 2019 | KHOU 11: Watch as Veteran Steve Holbert walks again with the help of his Indego exoskeleton. Thanks to a VA Memorandum other paralyzed veterans can get their Indego devices also.
Veteran Steve Holbert is Walking Again

In the News | Clinical & Personal Users

DECEMBER 8, 2020 | VANDERBILT SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING Indego Co-Inventor Michael Goldfarb is elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
OCTOBER 21, 2020 | PA HOMEPAGE Spinal cord injuries and stroke both have something in common. They could rob someone of their mobility. But thanks to technology, some who lost the ability to walk are now able to take steps.
NOVEMBER 25, 2020 | THE OBSERVER Bruce Kevan is the survivor of a spinal cord injury suffered in a bicycle accident 5-1/2 years ago. The crash left his legs paralyzed, but he is regaining the ability to walk thanks to a powered Indego Exoskeleton.
AUGUST 29, 2019 | ABC NEWS / GOOD MORNING AMERICA Watch as Lyle Fleming walks again after his accident six years ago. His insurance provider Amerisafe paid the Indego exoskeleton which gives Lyle a new level of independence.
Lyle Fleming -
AUGUST 5, 2019 | TMC NEWS "It's easy to set up, it's lightweight, and the device can generate a more natural gait pattern, so it feels like you're walking normally." Read more about Indego and how it can help therapists and patients.
Indego Functions as Another Set of Legs
JUNE 10, 2019 | TV2 DENMARK Watch the videos about Sofie Mikkelsen participating in the Danish Royal Run with her Indego exoskeleton.
Sofie Mikkelson Completes Royal Run
MAY 6, 2019 | ABC 8 NEWS - WRIC Born with a rare disease that left him paralyzed at the age of 14, Rob Drescher is now using Indego to get back on his feet. Watch this news story to learn more.
Rob Drescher is now using Indego

Indego Included in Cigna Revised Insurance Policy

Cigna will review submissions for FDA-approved exoskeletons

MARCH 22, 2019: According to the new policy, Cigna will review submissions for FDA-approved exoskeletons, including Indego, for use as a medical device by individuals with spinal cord injury on a case-by-case basis.

New Indego Therapy Exoskeleton

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018: The next generation Indego Therapy device offers clinicians the ability to provide custom-tailored gait therapy programs to patients with spinal cord injury and stroke.


Evidence Based Development
Indego has been developed in close coordination with clinicians and patients. Although the benefits of Indego hold great promise for its use in therapy and at home, Parker is committed to providing the most usable and effective device, backed by substantial research. To that end, Parker has partnered with some of the world’s leading rehabilitation centers to establish a body of evidence that demonstrates its benefits. Learn more about Indego through our published and upcoming research.

Learn more about the research involving the benefits of the Indego Exoskeleton.
The clinical benefits of the use of exoskeletons in gait training programs and in home/community settings have been investigated extensively. Following presentations provides a summary of the various clinical benefits of exoskeletons in general and Indego in particular.

Published Research

The purpose of this study was to explore changes in secondary health conditions that may result from using a powered exoskeleton as well as their potential impact on quality of life. MICHAEL JUSZCZAK, BS, ESTELLE GALLO, DPT, AND TAMARA BUSHNIK, PHD, FACRM
Supplemental Stimulation Improves Swing Phase Kinematics During Exoskeleton Assisted Gait of SCI Subjects with Severe Muscle Spasticity. A. EKELEM, M. GOLDFARB
To assess safety and mobility outcomes utilizing the Indego powered exoskeleton in indoor and outdoor walking conditions with individuals previously diagnosed with a spinal cord injury (SCI). C. TEFERTILLER, K. HAYS, J. JONES, A. JAYARAMAN, C. HARTIGAN, T. BUSHNIK, GF. FORREST
This paper describes a controller for a lower-limb exoskeleton that enables variable-geometry stair ascent and descent for persons with lower limb paralysis. A. EKELEM, S. MURRAY, M. GOLDFARB
This paper describes a novel controller, intended for use in a lower-limb exoskeleton, to aid gait rehabilitation in patients with hemiparesis after stroke. SPENCER A. MURRAY, KEVIN H. HA, AND MICHAEL GOLDFARB
An approach for the cooperative control of FES with a powered exoskeleton during level walking for persons with paraplegia. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. K.H. HA, S.A. MURRAY, AND M. GOLDFARB
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, American Spinal Injury Association, including mobility outcomes following five training sessions with a powered exoskeleton. C. HARTIGAN, C. KANDILAKIS, S. DALLEY, M. CLAUSEN, E. WILSON, S. MORRISON, S. ETHERIDGE, AND R. FARRIS
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, American Spinal Injury Association, including acute cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses during exoskeleton-assisted walking overground among persons with chronic spinal cord injury. N. EVANS, C. HARTIGAN, C. KANDILAKIS, E. PHARO, AND I. CLESSON