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Thread: ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton Suit Gets FDA Approval

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    ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton Suit Gets FDA Approval

    ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton Suit Gets FDA Approval
    BY MAGGIE FOX
    A robotic exoskeleton that helps paralyzed people walk again has won Food and Drug Administration approval, meaning anyone can buy one.


    http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health...proval-n142116

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    I suspect you will still need a prescription for this, and of course this does not guarantee that insurance will cover it:

    Potential customers will need to become certified in using the ReWalk system by completing a training program and undergoing a medical examination.
    http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsro.../ucm402970.htm

    (KLD)

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    I was just going to post this you beat me to it, this is another article written on the ReWalk as well. Going to see if i can find a price on it, anyone happen to know off hand>?

    http://www.gizmag.com/rewalk-fda-app...64503-91277401


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    I trained on the Re-walk for four months last year. At the time Argo told us the price was around $150,000. Their goal was to get the price under seventy five thousand and have private insurance/medicare involved. I don't know what stage they are in but it is expensive.

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    I heard this morning on CNBC that it'll be around 60k

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    One of the reps called me about a month ago to possibly buy one. The current price is down to $76,000.

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