Exoskeleton for legs approved for sale

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I've seen many videos and articles reporting on various mobility aids such as this but I didn't realise it was close to market. A fantastic milestone.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-15644379
 

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Noisy.

But fascinating.
 
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Noisy.

But fascinating.
I'm hoping that the market presence will fuel the development of such technologies to make them widespread. The advantages over conventional solutions (i.e. wheelchairs) are immense.
 
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And the battery or power supply has what capacity??
 
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And the battery or power supply has what capacity??
According to the manufacturers 2 hours of active use, apparently this can correspond to a whole day of use (it draws no power when standing still or sitting).
http://www.rexbionics.com/What-is-Rex/Power-and-weight.aspx [Broken]
 
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Very promising! Early days, yet, but these things have a way of getting improved pretty rapidly once the prototypes are successful.

EDIT: The US has a lot of veterans with traumatic brain injuries and neurological deficits. I'll bet that we could help the inventors modestly, to speed up improvements and roll-out of more advanced models. Our VA is sadly underfunded, but these Scots probably don't need megabucks.
 
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