Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Paralyzed Patients Walk Again

Published by , September 7, 2015 11:10 am

(Science World Report) — Researchers have designed a new paralysis therapy in the form of a robotics exoskeleton suit that helps completely paralyzed patients walk again. Ekso Bionics recently fitted a man who had been paralyzed from the waist down since 2010 with the exoskeleton suit with robotic controls.

V. Reggie Edgerton, senior author and a UCLA professor of integrative biology, said in a statement, “Based on this case study, it appears that there is considerable potential for this type of technology will be difficult to get people with chronic, complete paralysis to walk completely independently, but even if they don’t accomplish that, the fact they can assist themselves in walking will greatly improve their overall health and quality of life.”

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