Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 2:19 pm
Reimagining the future for people with disabilities was the theme of Royal Rehab’s 2019 Chairman’s Dinner which raised funds for bold new plans for a centre of assistive technology excellence. On display for the first time in Australia was the Ekso Bionics GT Exoskeleton; a leading piece of technology designed to help stroke and spinal cord injury patients relearn to stand and walk.
Matt Mackay, CEO, said, ‘’Assistive technologies are the future of rehabilitation and have the power to transform lives. It is our vision to make access to specialist technologies possible for all.’’
Former spinal cord injury client, Ashley Treseder, spoke of the impact technology has had on his young life. Ashley was left unable to walk and with limited upper body function after a dive from a peer went horribly wrong.
Thanks goes to Ashley, Ekso Bionics and Bondi Rescue lifeguard, Hoppo, who was Master of Ceremonies!
To donate visit https://betterstories.com.au/