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gait rehabilitation exoskeleton / standing position
ARKE™ Bionik Laboratories

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Characteristics

  • Use:

    gait, standing position

Description

ARKE™ is the most comprehensive lower body exoskeleton which allows paraplegics and other wheelchair bound individuals the ability to rehabilitate and to walk. Currently in clinical development, ARKE will initially be used in a rehabilitation environment, with the goal of being made available for home use.The company is currently in its second generation of ARKE which is a completely new industrial designed exoskeleton with novel walking gait trajectories, and has significantly smaller mechanics and actuator components than the Company's previous versions. It has the highest possible energy and efficiency through both improved battery density and the power-to-weight ratio of the actuators. ARKE utilizes Bionik's proprietary transmission and actuation system, one of the most powerful robotic devices as compared to similar systems. The second generation system has a significantly improved and more cost effective electronics system with modular form key components that can be easily maintained and allow for future software expansions and other technology applications.