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Inventors unveil bionic legs for paraplegics (w/ Video)

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Two New Zealand inventors have produced what they claim are the world's first robotic legs to help paraplegics walk again.

The bionic legs were road-tested publicly for the first time Thursday by 23-year-old Hayden Allen who was told five years ago he would never walk again after being paralysed from the chest down in a motorcycle accident.

 

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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This is far better for paraplegics than a wheel chair.  While they are still paralyzed, their legs are being contently moved pumping their lymphatic system...unlike sitting.  Obviously not being restricted to hard smooth surfaces with less than six degree inclines is a major plus as well.


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