REX is used by physiotherapists for people with mobility impairments, in rehabilitation centres in the US, the UK, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.
Rex Bionics is working with rehabilitation specialists to develop the practice of Robot-Assisted Physiotherapy. REX lifts patients from a sitting position into a robot-supported standing position, allowing them to take part in a set of supported walking and stretching exercises, designed by specialist physiotherapists to help achieve rehabilitation goals (REXERCISES).
REX does not require the use of crutches, leaving the arms free for upper-body exercises and activities of daily living; and allowing access for a wide range of patients.
Wheelchair users are at risk of developing numerous medical complications from extended periods of sitting. By enabling them to spend more time standing, walking and exercising, REX may offer significant health benefits. A programme of clinical trials is under way to evaluate these potential benefits.