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Table 1 Demographics of stakeholder groups

From: A survey of stakeholder perspectives on exoskeleton technology

Wheelchair Users (n = 354) Frequency Percent
Gender
  - Male 194 54.8%
  - Female 160 45.2%
Age
  18-24 17 4.8%
  25-34 59 16.7%
  35-44 70 19.8%
  45-54 93 26.3%
  55-64 72 20.3%
  65 and above 43 12.1%
Country
  - Canada 197 55.6%
  - United States 129 36.4%
  - Other 27 7.6%
Diagnosis
  - SCI (paraplegia) 130 36.7%
  - SCI (quadriplegia) 87 24.6%
  - MS 30 8.5%
  - CP 24 6.8%
  - Muscular Dystrophy 19 5.4%
  - Post-polio 13 3.7%
  - Congenital SCI 12 3.4%
  - Stroke 10 2.8%
  - Other 32 9.0%
Hours per day using a wheelchair
  0–4 hours 35 9.9%
  5–8 hours 40 11.3%
  9–12 hours 86 24.3%
  12+ hours 193 54.5%
Previous use of an exoskeleton
  No 328 95.6%
  Yes 15 4.4%
Healthcare Professionals (n = 127) Frequency Percent
Gender
  - Male 44 34.6%
  - Female 83 65.4%
Country
  - Canada 76 59.8%
  - United States 41 32.3%
  - Other 10 7.9%
Profession
  Occupational Therapist 25 19.7%
  Physiotherapist 21 16.5%
  Equipment vendor 13 10.3%
  Nurse 9 7.1%
  Support staff 8 6.3%
  Rehabilitation assistant 7 5.5%
  Rehabilitation engineer 7 5.5%
  Clinic director/manager 6 4.7%
  Assistive technology specialist* 5 3.9%
  Research professional 5 3.9%
  Physician 3 2.4%
  Orthotist 2 1.6%
  Other** 16 12.6%
Previous use of an exoskeleton
  No 108 93.1%
  Yes 8 6.9%
  1. Breakdown of characteristics of the 481 respondents, by stakeholder group.
  2. *This category included job titles such as seating specialist, AT provider
  3. **This category consists of specific job titles of which there were two or fewer incidences which could not be grouped into the other categories, e.g. social worker, disability services provider.