Amit Goffer invented the ReWalk Exoskeleton and now the ReWalk™ Personal 6.0 that allows people with spinal cord injuries to walk.
Dr. Goffer founded ReWalk Robotics in 2001, following a life-altering all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident that rendered him a quadriplegic. As an accomplished inventor and entrepreneur, having founded Odin Medical Technologies which was subsequently sold to Medtronic, Dr. Goffer pioneered the invention and development of the ReWalk Robotics wearable exoskeleton, enabling individuals with lower limb paralysis to walk again. Even though the technology does not currently enable Dr. Goffer to walk again due to the extent of his injuries, his tenacity to develop a wearable exoskeleton so that others could walk paved the way for the ReWalk Rehabilitation and Personal systems to be used by more than 1,000 ReWalkers around the world today. He is regarded as a pioneer and expert in the emerging exoskeleton industry. Dr. Goffer served as ReWalk’s CEO from 2001 until 2012, and has served as its President and Chief Technology Officer since 2012 and a member of its board of directors since 2001.