Viral Video of the Week: Robot Exoskeleton Helps Man Walk After 20yrs in a Wheelchair

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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.

 

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