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Robo-skeleton lets paraplegic walk
« on: August 27, 2008, 05:06:07 AM »
This exo-skeleton can be used by paraplegics (paralyzed from the waist down). You control it like a segway, leaning forward to go forward. The crutches are for balance. A wrist controller is used to select the desired gait.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7582240.stm


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Re: Robo-skeleton lets paraplegic walk
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2008, 02:30:55 PM »
WOW! This is incredible! It seems so simple an idea. Why didn't anyone think of this before. DAMMIT! I missed an obvious robot invention that I could have made in honor of my since past Parapegic Grandpa...

 


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