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05. 30. 2011

Robotic legs help paralyzed girl to walk again

There have been many inspirational stories in the media recently centered on the key role technology has played in helping injured and paralysed people to regain some of their strength and mobility.

The latest case comes from The Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in California where doctors and technicians have worked to help Stephanie Sablan, a young woman who was left paralyzed from the waist down after an accident.

Along with a company called Berkeley Bionics, the team have managed to create robotic legs called eLEGS, which enable Stephanie to walk when they are fitted over clothing and attached to a large backpack.

Via Blisstree. Video via Mail.

Posted by Becca    Category: body | science
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