In the News: Kessler Foundation’s new stroke research study using Ekso GT
Airing on CBS stations across the US, the story of stroke survivor Dez Duru
Kessler Foundation’s new stroke research study is being featured on CBS affiliates across the nation. Here’s the segment, “New Bionic Suit Helps Stroke Survivors to Walk Again,” as broadcast on CBS New York on June 21, featuring Dez Duru, a young woman recovering from a recent stroke affecting her left side. Reporter Alexis Christoforous interviewed Dez in the Foundation's Gait Lab, as well as Karen Nolan, PhD, clinical research scientist. While an inpatient at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Dez participated in this unique pilot study of the Ekso GT at Kessler Foundation. The Ekso GT is the newest robotic exoskeletal device made by Ekso Bionics. Dez was among the first stroke survivors to test how the Ekso GT may play a role in helping to restore the ability to walk after stroke. The study is managed by Dr. Nolan and Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD, assistant director of Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation. The Foundation has conducted spinal cord injury research with Ekso since 2011.