Hi everyone, my name is Niamh and I am currently in talks with DCU in Dublin about potentially getting an Exoskeleton (www.eksobionics.com) for public rehabilitation use. An Exoskeleton is a body suit essentially worn, which allows the individual to walk. I am wondering how frequently it would be used if located in DCU gym. I would appreciate if as many as you can fill out my 3 question questionnaire so I can get a rough idea of the numbers of people who would be interested, to reinforce the reasoning behind getting one. If you could get back to me by the end of Friday, that would be great.
1. If an Exoskeleton was available in Dublin, would you try it?
2. How much if any amount would you pay in order to use this machine?
3. How often would you realistically want to use the machine?
I'd definitely try an exoskeleton out if I had the chance to. I wouldn't want to pay for the trial but if I end up liking it and wanting to use it regularly, I'll pay per session. Realistically I'd use it 2-4 times a month.
n22, I live in the USA, so my data isn't of much use to you. I am able to walk with less assistance than an exoskeleton, and try to do so as much as possible. If your organization acquires one, selling the idea of standing time should include the benefits of preserving bone density, improving digestion and elimination, reducing pain (over time), and maintaining good circulation. These may not be obvious to those considering its use.