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Massive Science — October 17, 2019

Exosuits can restore mobility in stroke patients and soldiers alike

https://massivesci.com/articles/exosuit-tedmed-kathleen-odonnell-iron-man-halo-stroke-ms-parkinsons/ There’s been a bevy of heavy metal, superpower-imbuing robotic suits in pop culture — think Halo, Avatar, or Iron Man. In fact, these fictional portrayals were what inspired researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute in the Biodesign Lab to develop a...

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ReStore Exo-Suit Robotic System

PROJECT TYPE Exo-suit with robotics system DEVELOPER ReWalk Robotics APPLICATION Clinic-based therapy system for gait rehabilitation after stroke SYSTEM WEIGHT 11lbs (5kg) Expand Previous The mechanical cables attached to legs and around the lower torso assist in providing plantar...

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news.aamc.org — January 08, 2019

Helping paralyzed patients walk again

From Iron Man-like suits to implanted electrical stimulators, scientific breakthroughs hold out new hope for people with spinal cord injuries. Jeff Marquis, a professional chef, loved nothing better than snowboarding, hiking, and mountain biking on the trails near his...

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Veterans Health Administration — March 28th, 2017

Robotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury

Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking device In a series of thumps, whirrs and clattering noises, Brandon Myers was able to achieve what his body would no longer let...

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The Medical Futurist — January 21, 2016

Paralyzed People Walk Again: A Dutch story

When I saw Amanda Boxtel standing up from her wheelchair and walking around with an exoskeleton around her body, the fact that exoskeletons have become real hit me. For years, movies have featured these robotic structures that carry people...

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