Clinical and Economic Benefits of Exoskeleton Technology

Please join Ekso Bionics for our second lecture of the four part webinar series in partnership with US Physiatry. This session will go over both the clinical benefits as well as the economic benefits of an Ekso program in an inpatient setting. Dr. Craig DiTommaso, Medical Director at Post Acute Medical, will be sharing some of the clinical outcome improvements from starting an EksoNR program. He will be joined by Eric Yap, Corporate VP of Operations at Landmark Hospitals, who successfully saw a return on investment within one year of purchasing EksoNR when he was the CEO at OhioHealth Rehab Hospital. Join us for their discussion and a Q&A session following the presentation!

Meet Your Speakers

   Dr. Craig DiTommaso

DitommasoMedical Director at Post Acute Medical

Dr. DiTommaso is the Medical Director of Post Acute Medical-Humble and Director of Early Career Physician Development at US Physiatry. He performs rehabilitation management, consultations, and chemodenervation for patients with spasticity, traumatic neurological injury including traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, or spinal cord injury. Dr. DiTommaso ascended to the medical director of inpatient rehabilitation for Baylor College of Medicine and served as an assistant professor. During his tenure with BCM, he was the medical director of Baylor St. Luke’s Rehab Services, Baylor St. Luke’s Rehab Center, and a primary attending on the TIRR Disorder of Consciousness program. Dr. DiTommaso also taught Brain Injury Medicine fellows, PM&R resident physicians, medical students, and physician assistant students. His research interest include prognosis after traumatic brain injury, headache management after brain injuries including concussions, and spasticity treatment.

Eric Yap

Eric Yap Headshot 1Corporate VP of Operations at Landmark Hospitals

Eric Yap is Corporate Vice President of Operations & Rehabilitation of Landmark Hospitals.  Prior to this senior leadership role, Eric was Senior Strategy Advisor at Ekso Bionics. As a former hospital CEO and customer of Ekso Bionics, he possesses first hand  knowledge of the technology and has studied the clinical and financial benefits of adopting an Ekso Program.  Eric has 25 years of extensive management and clinical experience in the area of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation focusing on Stroke, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord and other neuromuscular dysfunctions.


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