New Exoskeleton Lets Paraplegic Walk

Paraplegic walks with exoskeleton

Paraplegic Man strolls the streets in NYC with an exoskeleton. Image from IEEE.org (Eliza Strickland)

The article quoted below starts:

[On July 14th, 2015,] a paralyzed man strapped on a pair of robotic legs and stepped out a hotel door, joining the flow of rushing pedestrians on a sidewalk in midtown Manhattan. The user, Robert Woo, was demonstrating a new exoskeleton unveiled this week, the ReWalk Personal 6.0 from Israel’s ReWalk Robotics. He got a few curious looks as he strode forward in his sleek black gear, but the fast-walking New Yorkers didn’t slow down or clear space for him.

Read the full story here and have a look at the videos:

ReWalk Robotics’s New Exoskeleton Lets Paraplegic Stroll the Streets of NYC – IEEE Spectrum.

This is a nice follow-up on my last weeks post with the seeing cane for the blind.

About Hellmuth Broda

Independent Information and Communications Technology Strategist with an interest in the construction sites between business, society and technology. http://www.hellmuthbroda.com
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