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Medical Exoskeleton for legs approved for sale

  1. Nov 9, 2011 #1

    Ryan_m_b

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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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  3. Nov 9, 2011 #2

    Borek

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    Noisy.

    But fascinating.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2011 #3

    Ryan_m_b

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    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.
     
  5. Nov 9, 2011 #4
    And the battery or power supply has what capacity??
     
  6. Nov 9, 2011 #5

    Ryan_m_b

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    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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  7. Nov 9, 2011 #6

    turbo

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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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