The SoldierSuit

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 on 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.

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Ekso Bionics 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. By designing and creating some of the most forward- thinking and innovative solutions for people looking to augment human capabilities, Ekso Bionics is helping people rethink current physical limitations and achieve the remarkable.

Ekso Bionics is headquartered in Richmond, CA and is listed on the OTC QB under the symbol EKSO. To learn more about Ekso Bionics please visit us at www.eksobionics.com.

Help a soldier walk again

“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.

BionX Medical Technologies and SoldierStrong

BiONXSince 2006, BionX Medical Technologies has been committed to offering bionic solutions that restore normalized function and quality of life for people with amputations. More than 1,000 people have experienced the power of Personal Bionics through its BiOM ankle which has been commercially available since 2011. The BiOM ankle is the only prosthesis with powered propulsion for enhanced mobility. Only BiOM Personal Bionics offers a unique combination of power, control and stability which allows users to get more out of life without thinking about their mobility.

Headquartered in Bedford, MA, BionX Medical Technologies was founded by Dr. Hugh Herr, Director and Principal Investigator of the Biomechatronics Group of MIT’s Media Laboratory. BionX Medical Technologies received funding support from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Army’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC).

To learn more about BionX Medical Technologies, please visit us at www.try-biom.com.

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Who Is It For?

Currently, SoldierStrong outfits former soldiers with lower and upper extremity paralysis with devices that enable them to walk and use their arms again. With medical clearance, the Ekso Suit can typically facilitate mobility for individuals with up to C7 complete, or any incomplete spinal cord injury who have the ability to transfer from a wheelchair independently. The MyoPro® myoelectric arm assists people with long term arm weakness or paralysis due to CVA, TBI, SCI, other CNS impairment. Full qualifications for MyoPro® candidates can be found here LINK. Our partners are continually refining their technologies to accommodate a larger range of conditions, and SoldierStrong is always searching for new partners, addressing combat-related injuries and furthering our goal of having the greatest impact possible.

Mobius Bionics

The LUKE arm is a modular prosthetic arm that is configurable for different levels of amputation including transradial, transhumeral, and shoulder disarticulation. In its maximum configuration, it has 10 powered degrees of freedom including a powered shoulder, humeral rotator, and wrist flexor with ulnar/radial deviation. Multiple powered degrees of freedom can be moved at the same time. The hand has many preprogrammed grips using four individually controlled degrees of freedom. The hand also includes a sensor that provides grip force feedback. The LUKE arm provides resistance against light rain and fine dust, allowing wearers peace of mind when using the arm outside the home.

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 Massachusetts Institute of Technology in collaboration with medical experts affiliated with Harvard Medical School. The company’s mission is to improve function, mobility and restore independence for individuals who suffer from debilitating muscle weakness due to neuro-muscular disabilities.

The MyoPro® is a myoelectric arm orthosis designed to enable individuals to self-initiate and control movements of a partially paralyzed or weakened arm using their own muscle signals and thus help restore function. The MyoPro is custom fit to each user and is available at selected VA hospitals. For more information about Myomo and the MyoPro orthosis, please visit www.myomo.com and www.myopro.com, or call (877)736-9666.

“Having this equipment gives us our independence back and a sense of strength.”  

-Jason Geyser

Thousands of veterans have found hope again through SoldierStrong. Join us in our mission and make a donation today.