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The custom-fitted robotic exoskeleton has allowed Dave MacCalman, who sustained a spinal cord injury diving into a river while in the United States on a basketball scholarship, to take his first steps in more than 30 years.
Originally posted by chiefsmom
What an amazing invention. Wouldn't this not only let him be mobile, but also be giving his leg muscles a slight workout, possibly preventing muscle atrophy? So many possible applications for something like this!
Originally posted by Kurokage
That is just amazing, it some what reminds me of Robocop. It also has some similarities to the Japanese robot, the name escapes me at the moment but its something like Asimo. It must be better than a wheelchair, and with a bit more access.edit on 2-5-2011 by Kurokage because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Loki1LouAmardd2Revan3
reply to post by Maxmars
that is pretty cool . hmm i wonder though . can the human technology of today give sight to a man who was born blind by replacing his eyes with cybernetic eyes ? hmm