Simon Kindlesides was the first paralyzed man to climb the 51-story skyscraper; His ReWalk set his second Guinness World Record using the personal Exoskeleton
Marlborough, Mass. And London, March 30, 2022 – ReWalk Robotics, Ltd. (Nasdaq: RWLK) (“ReWalk” or “Company”), a leading manufacturer of robotic medical technology for people with disabilities in the lower extremities, announced today Simon Kindleside, a British man who is paralyzed due to a dysfunctional brain tumor below the waist. He later set a Guinness World Record for climbing to the top of the Leidenhall building in London.
It took Kindleysides six hours and 16 minutes to climb 1,444 steps, a total of 51 floors, from the basement to the very top of the skyscraper. Leidenhall, also known as “The Cheesegratter” because of its unique design, is 225 meters long and a standout on the London skyline. This is Kindleside’s second landing in the Guinness Book of World Records. He set his first record in 2018 when he became the first paralyzed person to walk in an exoskeleton suit at the London Marathon.
“I use my suit to push the boundaries,” Kindleysides said. “I don’t just use it to help walk. I’ve pushed her to the limit. I encourage anyone out there who wants to try something new. My motto is ‘Not something you can’t do.’
The ReWalk system ladder function, available in the UK, EU, and other international locations (excluding the United States), allows a user to climb and descend stairs or carbs.
“Congratulations to the entire ReWalk team on Simon’s amazing achievement,” said Larry Jasinski, CEO of Rewak. “His dedication, physical fitness and determination are truly impressive. The durability and safety of the ReWalk design has again been demonstrated through the user experience and we are delighted that our suite – the only exoskeleton approved for use on stairs abroad – has allowed it to complete this difficult challenge. This is what ReWalkers and their partners use every day for stairs and curbs in the EU, and we hope to bring the stairs functionality to the US market soon so that all ReWalkers can access the full functionality of their exoskeleton. “
Kindlesides is taking part in the London Marathon again in October, where he hopes to break his own Guinness World Record.
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