eLEGS, a Robot Exoskeleton That Helps Paraplegics Walk

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Last week, a bionic exoskeleton company called Berkeley Bionics unveiled eLEGS, “a wearable, artificially intelligent, bionic device that powers paraplegics up to get them standing and walking.” eLEGS operates by sensing users’ gestures, determining their intentions, and acting accordingly: “A real-time computer draws on sensors and input devices to orchestrate every aspect of a single stride.” It’s really moving to see the hope and excitement the prospect of walking elicits in the users in the video above. The device will undergo clinical tests next year.

(via Laughing Squid | Berkeley Bionics webpage)


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