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eLEGS Exoskeleton Allows Paraplegics To Walk

October 8th, 2010 10:52 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Zothecula writes “At a press conference held recently in San Francisco, California’s Berkeley Bionics unveiled its eLEGS exoskeleton. The computer-controlled device is designed to be worn by paraplegics, providing the power and support to get them out of their wheelchairs, into a standing posture, and walking – albeit with the aid of crutches. The two formerly wheelchair-bound ‘test pilots’ in attendance did indeed use eLEGS to walk across the stage, in a slow-but-steady gait similar to that of full-time crutch-users.”

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