People with spinal cord injuries can swap their wheelchairs for this high-tech walking device.
Ekso Bionics has created futuristic exoskeleton gear that will help rehabilitate paraplegics and allow them to walk again. The robotic Ekso-suit is equipped with motion sensors and electronic mechanics that help support the person and do most of the walking for the wearer.
Based in California, Ekso Bionics has forged partnerships with elite institutions like UC Berkeley, Department of Defense, and Lockheed Martin Corporation. The company plans to launch a fully functional commercial model of the Ekso-suit later this year. It has already planned to sell the Ekso-suit to rehab clinics in the U.S., and Europe. Patients with spinal cord injuries can rehabilitate by wearing the suit under a doctor’s supervision.
Check out the video below to see how the suit works: