"If a Veteran with SCI/D is unable or unwilling to travel to a VA Exoskeleton Training Center for training, case-by-case consideration will be given to enable the Veteran and companion to receive training at a VA facility that does not have an exoskeleton training program or at a non-VA facility."
In over 80% of appeals decided, independent experts have ruled in favor of coverage. As of the end of Q1 2017, 86 paralyzed SCI individuals who wanted the right to be able to walk again have been approved for insurance coverage.
According to the article, this is a solution that can provide upright mobility for 90% of the wheelchair population. The price is expected to be in the middle of the price range for high-end powered wheelchairs.
The 522 study will follow 60 patients for one year, and will include as many as 15 centers across the United States.
Friday, May 6, equities.com reported that the VA purchased an additional 20 ReWalk Personal Systems to support initiation of their national multi-center clinical trial.