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Kiwi exoskeleton hits India

Peter Griffin posted in on April 10th, 2012.

Ajit Jogi, a senior Indian Congress leader who was wheelchair bound for 8 years, is back on his feet thanks to an innovative New Zealand bionics company. Rex Bionics develops robotic exoskeletons that enable wheelchair users (and others with a mobility impairment) to stand and walk, allowing them to be independently upright and mobile. The […]

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Experts Respond: Epidural stimulation treatment for paraplegia

John Kerr posted in on May 23rd, 2011.

The Lancet has published a case study revealing a experimental treatment for spinal damage and dysfunction leading to a loss of motor function. Independent experts, while excited and optimistic, caution that the more research is needed to really assess the treatment. Rob Summers was paralysed from the chest down after a car accident in 2006, […]

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