Exoskeleton Allows Paralyzed Patients To Walk

exoskelNBC Los Angeles reports –

This week, Aaron Bloom did something he hasn’t been able to do since his accidental fall in July 2010: he took a walk. The 27 year old is one of three patients testing the Ekso, a battery-powered bionic suit or exoskeleton, which is strapped over his clothing. “I don’t really need anybody holding on to me,” he said. “I can lift my hands up and put a little weight through these crutches, and feel pretty comfortable.”

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