“The feeling of standing and walking again is indescribable. The first time I used the rehab suit was two years after my injury, two years of living life in a wheelchair. The first time I stood up and looked across the room, it was like reaching the summit of a mountain and looking down on the world. I am very fortunate to have received this gift from SoldierStrong, and even more fortunate to be able to experience looking down on the world from my mountain every day.”
– U.S. Army Sergeant, paralyzed April 2011 by an IED in Afghanistan.
What is the SoldierSuit?
The SoldierStrong SoldierSuit is actually several state-of-the-art rehabilitation technologies that address a variety of combat-related disabilities. We partner with some of the country’s most advanced medical technology firms to make their products accessible to our returning veterans. Used together or their own, the SoldierSuit components help their recipients live fulfilling, empowered lives long after their service to our country is over. SoldierStrong is constantly partnering with new firms to tackle new ailments and expand SoldierSuit’s ability to transform lives. Through our efforts, SoldierStrong not only helps those who most deserve it, but also creates additional benefits for the entire country. Our partners don’t just change lives; they create jobs and strengthen their communities. With the support of SoldierStrong and similar organizations, our partners continue to push the possibilities of technology forward and keep the United States at the cutting edge.
Visit our “Donation Journey” page to see these life changing innovations in action.
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Myomo and SoldierStrong
Myomo, Inc. is a Cambridge, MA based medical technology company leading the way in extending myoelectric prosthetic technology to powered bracing devices that restore an individual’s mobility. The Myomo technology was originally developed at MIT in collaboration with medical experts affiliated with Harvard Medical School.
Ekso and SoldierStrong
Since 2005, Ekso Bionics has been pioneering the field of robotic exoskeletons, or wearable robots, to augment human strength, endurance and mobility. The company’s first commercially available product, called the Ekso GT(TM) robotic exoskeleton, has helped thousands of people with paralysis take millions of steps not otherwise possible.