A wearable and robotic exoskeleton tailor-made for children with neuromotor problems, able to make them walk even outdoors. It is 'Atlas', developed from the research of the Irccs San Raffaele in Rome and the first of its kind in Italy. The presentation today with the Minister of Health Schillaci, the president of the Lazio Region Nicola Zingaretti and the councilor for health Alessio D'Amato. The name derives from atlas (C1), the first cervical vertebra of the spinal column, and Atlas is the new 'superhero' of the pediatric ward of San Raffaele.
"This is a great day for rehabilitation medicine - comments Enrico Garaci, president of the Scientific Committee of Irccs San Raffaele in the presentation to the minister of the exoskeleton - Atlas is like the titan who carries the world on his shoulders and will help children improve muscle tone, to stimulate synaptic plasticity, we know how important the exploration phase is as a child. The IRCCS - he continues - is the original model that Italy has, a unique model that has the task of translating the products of knowledge into treatments and therapies. In a vision of future healthcare, the IRCCS must occupy an important position ".
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