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Our mission is to raise funds for a Rex Bionics exoskeleton for every state and territory in Australia.
Please donate to bring an UPSTANDING Project to your state/territory by clicking your state/territory below.
Within each state/territory the exoskeleton will be placed with universities to further research trials, as well as shared with existing neuro-rehab service providers so they are able to offer a therapy session with an exoskeleton at no extra cost to their usual fees. AINRehab is in the process of building partnerships with universities and neuro-rehabilitation service providers across the country.
We chose Rex Bionics as our first neuro-rehab technology project to fund because of its hands-free self-supporting design. This has the potential to help people with higher level spinal cord injuries and people with acquired brain injuries who also have upper limb disabilities to exercise intensively in an upright position. We look forward to acquiring other exoskeletons and upper limb technologies in the future to ensure Australians can access the neuro-rehab technologies most suited to their needs, in their community.
By enabling more individuals to access Rex Bionics technology in their community as part of a research trial, they benefit from no-cost access to intensive neuro-rehab therapy which would otherwise be unaffordable. Importantly, we build a body of scientific evidence to inform future best practice clinical guidelines in Australia for neuro-rehab and shape public funding policy of neuro-rehab. By gifting access to the technology to existing neuro-rehab service providers in the community, we are enabling more individuals to access intensive upright exercise sessions in a robotic device at the same price they currently pay for therapy without state of the art robotic technology.
Did you know?
“After 198 sessions, the 61 year old female had a decrease of expected lifetime expenses between $148,237 and $197,208 due to the gained function” following intense walking therapy. Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network Study
“Rehabilitation increases independence and reduces the need for continued care, such that the cost of rehabilitation may be offset by savings in on-going care in the community” Professor Turner-Stokes, Chair of Rehabilitation Kings College London