SAN FRANCISCO, December 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Roam Robotics, the company leading the expansion of human mobility with wearable robotics, announced today that the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) along with the Northern California Institute for Research and Education (NCIRE) has begun enrolling patients to study the impact of Ascend, a first-of-its-kind smart brace, on the veteran population.
Ascend by Roam Robotics is a smart knee brace designed to relieve knee pain and intuitively support everyday mobility. A previous clinical study of participants with knee osteoarthritis showed an average pain reduction of 46 percent and 67 percent functional improvement when using the device. Ascend is the first wearable robotic device that proves useful in everyday life for people with knee joint pain who want to regain their independence and lead a more active lifestyle. Ascend is also registered with the FDA as a Class I medical device.
“I look forward to evaluating the Roam Robotics Ascend Motorized Knee Brace in veterans with knee osteoarthritis who experience significant knee pain during activities of daily living,” said Dr. Alfred Guo, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, San Francisco VA Health Care System “Veterans are more likely than the general population to suffer from musculoskeletal conditions such as knee arthritis. The Ascend Brace has the potential to significantly improve pain, stability and function.”
Ascend offers an opioid-free and non-surgical solution for pain relief and increased stability while performing common movements such as walking, kneeling, standing, sitting, and stair climbing. “Roam’s technology has a proven track record of benefiting a wide range of patients suffering from knee pain, weak quadriceps or instability,” said Sujit dike, Vice President at Roam Robotics. “We are very excited about this partnership with the San Francisco VA. It further validates the potential impact of Roam’s technology in addressing an enormous and growing challenge facing the veteran population.”
“Roam is focused on a massively underserved market. More than 20 percent of the world’s population is limited by the mobility of their bodies, and as medical advances help people live longer, that number is only going to increase,” he said Tim Schnell, CEO and Founder of Roam. “Our approach to wearable robotics works seamlessly with the human body to help people live healthier, happier, and more active lives, unhindered by physical limitations.”
About Roaming Robotics
Roam Robotics is dedicated to helping millions of people push their current physical limits and expand their skills to do the activities they love. Roam was developed by Dr. Tim Schnell 2013 with the dream of creating lightweight, low-cost, wearable robotic devices that are easy to integrate into everyday life. Roam’s proprietary technology creates an unmatched power-to-weight ratio, leverages scalable manufacturing techniques, and leverages innovative wearable robotics technology to improve and push the boundaries of human mobility.
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