A new kind of exoskeleton robot makes the paraplegic patients [patients with paralysis in both the lower limbs] able to stand up and walk.
This has been made possible by a light weight, powerful exoskeleton that enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs. The exoskeleton has been developed by team of engineers at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Intelligent Mechatronics.
Parker Hannifin Corporation, a global leader in motion and control technologies has signed an exclusive licensing agreement to develop a commercial version of the device. [Read more...]