At the age of 17, Tim McVan was in a serious car accident and was paralyzed from the waist down. 12 years later, Tim is walking again with the help of the EKSO at Good Shepherd Penn Partners. The EKSO is a light-weight, wearable robot worn over clothing and operating by therapists with a controller. The device makes it possible for paralyzed patients to stand and walk, using motors and sensors to assure a proper balance and body position, and create a natural walking motion for patients to experience. The device strengthens muscles and alleviates physical problems associated with immobility. The EKSO is an example of Good Shepherd Penn Partners’ commitment to providing patients in the region with cutting edge rehabilitative technology and hands-on care.