VA to pay for ReWalk Robotics' exoskeleton device for paralyzed veterans

Emily Wasserman of Fierce Medical Devices reports that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has decided to pay for the ReWalk exoskeleton for paralyzed veterans with spinal cord injuries after evaluating the system on 45 paralyzed veterans who fit the height and weight requirements. According the article, the studies found that paraplegics who used the exoskeleton as little as four hours a week for three to 5 months had better bowel and bladder function, less back pain and fatigue and improved sleep.