Whittier was the first rehabilitation hospital in the nation to deploy the Bionic Leg for routine patient care. Neurologist Joan Breen and therapist Sandy Kiley explain why they pioneered the Bionic Leg, and illustrate its benefits for a patient severely debilitated a year after his stroke – but now walking, even taking out the garbage. Whittier Bradford is now using their Bionic Leg for inpatient rehab as well, and its Westborough hospital has acquired one, too.
Anne Burleigh Jacobs, PhD, worked closely with Tibion during the development of the Bionic Leg, and pioneered its clinical use with four patients at her Los Altos clinic. Here, patient BP, five years post-stroke, demonstrates how he’s improved gait speed and distance after training with the Bionic Leg.
Good Shepherd was the first hospital in the nation to begin both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation with the Bionic Leg. On the video here, multiple sclerosis patient Pat Hannah describes how the therapists at Good Shepherd have used the Bionic Leg to help her improve her gait and range.