Monday 14 February 2011

Exoskeleton Helps Paralyzed Man Walk For First Time In Twenty Years



One of the coolest realms of technology currently transitioning from sci-fi to practical is that of exoskeletons. Above is an astonishing video of one such device in action, a medical model that helps a quadriplegic man walk for the first time in 20 years. The exoskeletons are still in development, with the one in the video a prototype that's about to undergo US trials. If this is what an early model can do, can you imagine where we'll be in 10 years with the technology? Here's hoping the FDA finds a way to speed these through approval.