VA Has New Device for Eligible Veterans
April 18, 2018
Eligible veterans with spinal cord injuries may soon be able to walk again thanks to a new robotic device being purchased by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
VA will now pay for robotic leg devices for eligible paralyzed veterans.
The system allows people to stand upright and walk, and uses "wearable brace support, a computer-based control system and motion sensors." The FDA approved the system in 2014 for home use.
The VA's decision means that veterans with spinal cord injuries can seek referral and evaluation at training centers around the country. Once an individual receives training, they'll be considered for a personal unit to use outside the center.
All eligible veterans are encouraged to see their VSO for immediate consideration.