World Health Summit 2015: ReWalk Robotics as a finalist at ‘Startup Track’
ReWalk presents the latest exoskeleton technology for spinal cord injured community at international conference
BERLIN, 12. October 2015 – ReWalk Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq: RWLK), the leading global exoskeleton manufacturer, was selected as a finalist for the ‘Startup Track’ at this year’s World Health Summit (WHS). WHS will be held at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin from October 11-13, with more than 1,000 renowned leaders from academics, business, politics and civil society, coming together to find solutions for the most pressing global health issues. This year, the summit also includes a ‘Startup Track’ platform which offers young, international companies in the health sector the opportunity to pitch their innovative ideas in front of a large audience and a top-notch jury. The event takes place under the umbrella of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany.
Newest exoskeleton technology for paraplegic patients
With ReWalk Personal 6.0 the company offers those in the spinal cord injured community the most functional exoskeleton system with the fastest walking speed and the most precise fit, among many other key benefits. The ReWalk Personal 6.0 is the latest version of the only FDA cleared exoskeleton, which can be used at home and in the community. ReWalker Christine Burger will demonstrate the new ReWalk 6.0 Exoskeleton in all areas throughout the convention. “Thanks to ReWalk I can walk again, even though I’m paraplegic. In the truest sense of the word, it lifted my life back on par with the one I used to know. It made my life not only easier by proving me with more mobility, it also improved my health enormously”, says Crhistine Burger.
“Like other industries, the health sector has long been influenced by digitized technologies. Our system is the best example for the advantages that personalized software in assistive robots have to offer and help patients in improving their health”, says Larry Jasinski, ReWalk Robotics’ CEO. “The Startup Track opens up an important opportunity for us to make contacts with leading international actors in the health industry. We are proud that we will present our innovative technology to such a renowned audience.”
Some key points about the event:
More than 70 companies from 17 countries applied for the ‘Startup Track’ with their products and innovations. The remaining ten finalists will pitch for the title in the Europasaal on October 12th at 1:00 pm. The lucky winner will then be awarded on the evening at the WHS night at the Allianz Forum.
The World Health Summit is one of the most important strategy meetings for global health experts. It is hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel, the French Prime Minister François Hollande and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.
You can find additional information about the topic and program via www.worldhealthsummit.org.
About ReWalk Robotics
ReWalk Robotics Ltd. develops, manufactures and markets wearable robotic exoskeletons for individuals with spinal cord injury. ReWalk’s mission is to fundamentally change the health and life experiences of individuals with spinal cord injury. Founded in 2001, ReWalk has headquarters in the US, Israel and Germany. For more information on the ReWalk systems, please visit www.rewalk.com.
ReWalk® is a registered trademark of ReWalk Robotics Ltd. in Israel.