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 realize 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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Borek said:
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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256bits said:
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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1. What is an exoskeleton for legs?

An exoskeleton for legs is a wearable device that is designed to support and enhance the function of the legs. It is typically made of a lightweight and durable material, and is equipped with motors and sensors that allow for increased mobility, strength, and stability.

2. How does an exoskeleton for legs work?

An exoskeleton for legs works by sensing the user's movements and providing assistance through powered motors. It can also provide feedback to the user, such as balance and posture correction, to aid in walking, running, and other activities.

3. Who can benefit from using an exoskeleton for legs?

An exoskeleton for legs can benefit individuals with mobility impairments, such as those with spinal cord injuries, stroke survivors, and individuals with neuromuscular disorders. It can also be used by the elderly to aid in walking and prevent falls.

4. Is the exoskeleton for legs safe to use?

Yes, the exoskeleton for legs has been extensively tested and approved by regulatory bodies for safety and effectiveness. However, it is important for users to receive proper training and supervision when using the device to ensure safe and proper use.

5. Are exoskeletons covered by insurance?

Currently, insurance coverage for exoskeletons varies and is not widely available. However, as the technology continues to advance and become more mainstream, it is expected that insurance coverage will become more accessible for those who need it.

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