Taking risks with robotic rehabilitation

Brad Hennessie ’09, CEO of NextStep Robotics, seeks to help stroke survivors.

When Brad Hennessie ’09 came to Towson University, he wanted to be a physical therapist.

Now, over a decade after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, he’s developing a rehabilitation tool that will help physical therapists treat stroke victims.

Hennessie is CEO and co-founder of NextStep Robotics, a Baltimore-based startup company that is developing a device to help treat foot drop.

Approximately 30 percent of stroke survivors suffer from foot drop, a mobility disability affecting people who can’t lift their large toe while walking, thus facing a high risk of falling.

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