Spinal Injury Survivor Gene Laureano Walks Once Again


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This moving demonstration highlights the achievements of persons with disabilities on the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Boston, MA-NH - Adaptive technology highlights the 31 Nights of Light Event on December 3rd to honor the achievements of individuals with disabilities. ReWalk Robotics, the makers of the exoskeleton robot which enable individuals to walk again, will be showcased by Andy Dolan, the Director of Product Management at ReWalk Robotics and Gene Laureano a retired Army Specialist who suffered a Spinal Cord Injury.

When asked about the upcoming participation of ReWalk in the 31 Nights of Light event honoring the non-profit NTI, Dolan stated, "ReWalk congratulates, and is proud to help recognize, NTI for their achievements in placing a person with disabilities in the workforce. Both organizations aim to positively affect the quality of life for personals with disability and are humbled and inspired by the perseverance of so many we work with, including those featured at this fantastic event."

The ReWalk exoskeleton provides Gene who has a severe mobility impairment, the ability of movement. The ReWalk exoskeleton is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) to stand upright, walk, and turn. When Gene was asked, what does it feel like to use the ReWalk System, he said: "That he felt alive again and never thought he would ever be able to stand up on his own." At the 31 Nights event, Andy will talk about the technical aspects of the device while Gene demonstrates the full scope of its capabilities.

The ReWalk device has been tested to extremes as seen in the most recent Cybathlon, an adaptive Olympics, where individuals utilize prosthetics to compete. ReWalk supplied Andre van Rüschen with an exoskeleton which led to the Gold Medal in the Exoskeleton Event.

You can watch Gene walk again at the Prudential Center in Boston, MA during the 31 Nights of Light Event on December 3rd, 2016 from 4:30-7:30 PM. The event, which is held on the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, will highlight the achievements of NTI's work with helping Americans with Disabilities back into the workplace.

The event is free and open to the public as well as the media. The ceremony and technology demonstrations will be held in the Atrium of the Prudential Building on December 3rd, between 4:30-7:30 pm.

Further details are on the 31 Nights of Light website at http://31Nights.NTICentral.org.

Event and media questions can be directed to Michael Sanders at msanders ( @ ) nticentral dot org or 617-787-4426 x331

About ReWalk Robotics Ltd.
ReWalk Robotics Ltd. develops, manufactures and markets wearable robotic exoskeletons for individuals with spinal cord injury. Our mission is to fundamentally change the quality of life for individuals with lower limb disability through the creation and development of market leading robotic technologies. Founded in 2001, ReWalk has headquarters in the U.S., Israel and Germany. For more information on the ReWalk systems, please visit http://www.rewalk.com.
ReWalk® is a registered trademark of ReWalk Robotics Ltd. in Israel.

About National Telecommuting Institute
National Telecommuting Institute, NTI was founded in 1995 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, NTI pursued a mission to identify and develop work-at-home jobs for home-based Americans with a disability. Since that time, NTI has successfully provided trained work-at-home employees to some of the largest U.S. government agencies, Fortune 500 companies and to smaller businesses to outsource and expand their customer service and technical support operations. Visit
http://www.nticentral.org/learnmore for more information about how NTI assists Americans with Disabilities.

Michael Sanders
National Telecommuting Institute
69 Canal Street Suite#3
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: +1-617-787-4426 Ext 331
For more information, visit: http://www.nticentral.org/

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