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Robotics

Submission + - Goodbye Wheelchair, Hello Exoskeleton (ieee.org)

the_newsbeagle writes: This year, Ekso Bionics will roll out its most sophisticated exoskeleton ever. The company's robotic walking suit, called the Ekso, allows paraplegics to get back on their feet and walk on their own. The first commercial model will be sold to rehab hospitals for on-site physical therapy, but the company plans to have a model ready for at-home physical therapy by the end of 2012. In a few years, they plan to sell an Ekso that a paraplegic person can wear to the post office, to work, etc.
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Goodbye Wheelchair, Hello Exoskeleton

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