For the few of you who still aren’t convinced that the future is now, I present to you a robotic exoskeleton that allows people with severe walking impairments… to walk.
The YouTube video description explains,
“ReWalk™ is an alternative mobility solution to the wheelchair for individuals with severe walking impairments, enabling them to stand, walk, ascend/descent stairs and more.”
While the walking speed may be slightly slower than either a wheelchair or unassisted walking, there is certainly an emotional aspect experienced by the wearer.
Currently, the bionic system runs a cool $150,000. Testing will continue throughout the year at MossRehab in suburban Philadelphia.