ReStore Exo-Suit

Experience the benefits of gait training with paretic propulsion post-stroke

The ReStore Exo-Suit offers a revolutionary, robotic gait training solution to promote restoration of functional walking patterns post-stroke. It is specifically designed for use in rehabilitation settings with individuals suffering from hemiparesis.

  • Proven therapeutic benefits, including improved walking speed, endurance, training intensity, and propulsion symmetry.1,2,3,4,5,6,7
  • The only FDA- and CE-cleared device that retrains hemiparetic gait function by providing mechanical assistance to the patient during both the push-off (propulsive) and swing (ground clearance) phases of gait.
  • Soft, textile-based components and untethered design enable unrestricted motion that is compatible with a wide range of therapeutic activities and environments.

Unique paretic propulsion

The ReStore Exo-Suit is the only therapeutic tool that assists in training both the push-off (propulsive) and swing (ground clearance) phases of the gait cycle, promoting improved gait symmetry and access to higher levels of training intensity.

Enhanced intensity

Intensity is the key to successful neurorehabilitation outcomes and ReStore makes this goal an easy target by promoting power and symmetry in forward propulsion as well as effective paretic limb advancement.

Versatile solution

Easy-to-adjust assistance parameters, sensor-based gait algorithms, and an untethered design make ReStore compatible with a wide array of activities to support physical therapy for post-stroke rehabilitation.

Improved treatment efficiency

Due to its intuitive design, ReStore can act as a set of skilled hands, performing just enough plantar and dorsiflexion assistance, at just the right times, allowing the therapist to take a more holistic approach to gait training.

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What is Paretic Propulsion

Learn about how stroke can affect the mechanics of walking

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Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

Hear from Kristen Hohl, PT, DPT, NCS as she discusses how she uses the ReStore Exo-Suit at the Shirley Ryan Ablity Lab to achieve high intensity gait training post-stroke.

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ReStore Exo-Suit: Patient Packet

Downloadable info to bring to your clinician to discuss the ReStore Exo-Suit

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Awad et al. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation (2020)
Awad et al. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation (2020)
Awad et al. IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (2020)
Porcuincula et al. American Society of Neurorehabilitation Conference (2019)
Sloot et al. Gait & Posture (2018).
Awad et al. Science Translational Medicine (2017)
Awad et al. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation (2017)


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ReStore provides coordinated support for ankle plantarflexion and dorsiflexion. Power is transmitted via motors attached to the waist belt, which are attached to the calf cuff via cables with connection points, and an insole that is placed in the patient’s shoe. Sensors attached to the patient’s shoes analyze movement and control the timing of support. With a hand controller, a trained therapist can monitor key parameters, adjust support levels, change/select modes and record standardized gait assessments.
The ReStore Exo-Suit was built from the ground up with stroke patients in mind. It is the only system that focuses on propulsion training, assiting clinicians to help their patients achieve accelerated and more physiologically sound gait outcomes. Rather than achieving increased scores on functional walking tests by means of learning compensatory gait strategies, ReStore helps to restore a more "normal", symmetrical and powerful walking pattern after stroke. Additionally, due to it's lightweight, portable nature ReStore is also significantly less expensive and requires less space compared to other systems in robotic gait therapy.
The ReStore Exo-Suit was developed by Lifeward and is the first product FDA cleared to utilize exo-suit technology for rehabilitating walking ability after stroke.

ReStore Exo-Suit Indications For Use
The ReStore is intended to be used to assist ambulatory functions in rehabilitation institutions under the supervision of a trained therapist for people with hemiplegia/hemiparesis due to stroke who can ambulate at least 1.5m (5 ft) with no more than minimal to moderate levels of assistance. The trained therapist must successfully complete a training program prior to operating the device. The device is not intended for sports or stair climbing.

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  1. Awad et al. “The ReWalk ReStore™ soft robotic exosuit: a multi-site clinical trial of the safety, reliability, and feasibility of exosuit-augmented post-stroke gait rehabilitation.” Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation 17.1 (2020): 1-11.
  2. Awad, Louis N., et al. “These legs were made for propulsion: advancing the diagnosis and treatment of post-stroke propulsion deficits.” Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 17.1 (2020): 1-16.
  3. Awad, Louis N., et al. “Walking faster and farther with a soft robotic exosuit: Implications for post-stroke gait assistance and rehabilitation.” IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology 1 (2020): 108-115.
  4. Porcuincula et al. “Soft Robotic Exosuits for Targeted Gait Rehabilitation After Stroke: A Case Study” American Society of Neurorehabilitation conference 2019.
  5. Sloot, L., et al. “O 089-A soft robotic exosuit assisting the paretic ankle in patients post-stroke: Effect on muscle activation during overground walking.” Gait & posture (2018).
  6. Awad, Louis N., et al. “A soft robotic exosuit improves walking in patients after stroke.” Science translational medicine 9.400 (2017): eaai9084.
  7. Awad, Louis N., et al. “Reducing Circumduction and Hip Hiking During Hemiparetic Walking Through Targeted Assistance of the Paretic Limb [3] Using a Soft Robotic Exosuit.” American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation 96.10 (2017): S157-S164.