In practice, that meant health insurance companies in the country were able to cover the cost for this innovative assistance for patients with lower limb disabilities. Not long after, the company began to sign supply contracts with many of Germany’s 105 leading health insurers, and it has now opened an office in Berlin.
The exoskeleton, which uses state-of-the-art robotics and computer systems to help people with paralysis, is the first such device to be made available to German patients on prescription. The company also has a more lightweight device, the ReStore, which is intended to help people who have lost the use of limbs after a stroke to walk again. The product is also available in the US.