Ekso Bionics (Nasdaq:EKSO) announced today that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its EksoNR robotic exoskeleton. Richmond, California–based Ekso Bionics designed the EksoNR technology for use with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients. According to a news release, EksoNR is the first exoskeleton device to receive FDA clearance for rehabilitation use in patients with MS, significantly expanding […]
Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) said today that it is creating a new digital division and that it is promoting strategy, tech & corporate dev senior VP Jason Asper to chief digital officer. The new CDO title comes alongside Asper’s existing responsibilities, Amsterdam-based Wright Medical said. The new digital division will focus on the company’s digital surgery strategy […]
Robotic exoskeletons designed for rehabilitation from Ekso Bionics (OTCBB:EKSO) are being upgraded with a connection to the “Internet of Things” from Vodafone, the companies said today. The Ekso GT, which Vodafone said is the 1st and only exoskeleton cleared by the FDA for use with both stroke patients and spinal cord injuries, will be upgraded to connect […]
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — French authorities need to decide whether or not they’re going to ask 30,000 women to have their breast implants removed.
The potentially defective implants were supplied by Poly Implant Prothese and contain a non-authorized silicone gel that causes high rupture rates.
"We have to remove all these implants," Dr. Laurent Lantieri, a plastic surgeon on a special committee investigating the issue told the Liberation newspaper. "We’re facing a health crisis, linked to a fraud."