Military Equipment Enables Disabled To Walk

by on April 10, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21:  Engineer Thomas...

Military research has enabled development of a wearable suit to permit walking where someone is paralyzed below the waist.

The suit was developed to help soldiers to transport much larger weights on the battle field. This same technology has been redirected at the less able so they can regain a measure of independence by strapping themselves into the suit.

The suit will get lighter and easier to use with each generation.

The person moves by utilizing hand gestures to move the suit legs. It takes some practice, but once mastered they will have a degree of freedom which is just not there with using a wheelchair.

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