“Exoskeleton” debuts at charity walk for spinal injury awareness
There was a charity 5k run/walk at Riverside Park on Sunday to increase awareness for spinal cord injuries.
The group Generosity NYC hosted the event to raise money for Team Rewalk and the Bronx Veteran Medical Research Foundation. Participants included New York area veterans and people with spinal cord injuries from around the world.
Showcased today was a new device called the ‘exoskeleton.’ It works by attaching motorized legs to the body to power knee and hip movement. It controls movement with on-board computers and motion sensors to help initiate walking.
All proceeds go to Team Rewalk and the Bronx Veteran Medical Research Foundation.