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Saturday, October 22, 2011

New hope for paraplegic people

Good news for paraplegic people. It's called "Ekso" and works as a sort of a mechanical skeleton consenting paraplegic people, who have had spine's damages, to erect and walk over by picking up tiny body movements and then translates them into strides while motors in the device's hip and knee joints drive the frame forward.
"The first time I walked, I cried very hard by joy!" said Amanda Boxtel, first paraplegic woman to text the new technology in Europe.
The robotic skeleton was first conceived for military purposes by USA Forces.
One more proof that often bad born ideas can become great supports for civil and good aims.
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