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Revolutionary Gadget Aids War Injuries: Journey from NASA to Rehab


Nov 20, 2023

The rehabilitation department at Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital has recently acquired a new device from the USA, which is the only and first of its kind in Jerusalem. Developed at NASA, this device allows for incredible therapeutic options for patients undergoing rehabilitation.

The device allows patients to step slightly and be carried in the air by air that flows from below, allowing them to start putting weight on their foot in a measured and supervised manner almost immediately after surgery. This has led to much faster rehabilitation progress for patients who have been injured in their legs. The device has been used to rehabilitate various types of injuries that have led to a limitation or prevention of walking, such as muscle weakness or balance problems. It has also been used for sports injuries and is even used by top-class athletes.

One patient, Dvir, who was operated on his leg due to a pedicle injury, used the device to return to walking in a normal way. He mentioned that during treatment on the device, he felt like he was walking like before the injury, and that the device helps him feel like he’s on the way to walking with both feet independently.

Professor Isabella Schwartz, director of the rehabilitation department at Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital, expressed her excitement about the new therapeutic options provided by this device. She noted that Dvir’s determination and desire to move forward are an inspiration to everyone around him. The hospital is looking forward to helping more patients with their rehabilitation using this cutting-edge technology.

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