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Many of us may take our ability to stand for granted, but the position is actually important for health. Being confined to a seated position increases the risk of blood clots, blood pressure abnormalities and kidney and urinary problems. Dr. Peter Gorman, chief of rehabilitation medicine at Kernan Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital in Baltimore, said paraplegics often lose bone mass in their legs, which puts them at a greater risk of fractures.
Originally posted by smyleegrl
reply to post by Screwed
My guess...if you were a quadriplegic or confined to a wheelchair, you'd be more impressed.
I'm not insulting you, just pointing out a different perspective.
Originally posted by amraks
I seen something better than this in the works.
It was like robotic al legs you could walk up stairs and you bend your knees.
but nice find OP
Originally posted by Annee
Its a good start.
Growing up with a disabled mom - - - I know that balance and falling are a primary concern.
This device seems like it would only be good on a very flat surface.
It should be really great for young children and their self esteem.
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
Once manufacturing in mass start the economies of scale would reduce unit costs. What you have now is a specialty item from one source.