Bionic suit helps paralyzed people walk upright (cue sound effects)12/24/2012
We are officially one step closer to creating Iron Man. Three patients are currently testing the Esko, a bionic suit that allows patients with spinal cord injuries to comfortably walk upright. Before the suit's development, these patients could manage an awkward, off-balance walk with leg braces, but the Esko provides a much smoother experience. With sensors on the footplate of the exoskeleton, the Esko helps the wearer stay balanced and get around more easily. So far the suit is only used in rehabilitation centers but might be available in the future for everday use. Now we just have to attach some jet packs to the feet and add a few rocket launchers, and we're in business. [Source]
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