Robotic eLegsOctober 14, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Posted in One of the most amazing things I've ever seen | 1 Comment
Tags: berkeley bionics, eLegs, paraplegics
Berkeley Bionics has developed a wearable exoskeleton device that helps paraplegics walk again. The technology uses a gesture-based human-machine interface to determine the users intentions of where they want like to go through a series of sensors; a real-time computer draws on the user’s input information to facilitate every aspect of a single stride.
I’m moved from watching the video (below) hearing people who have no use of their legs talk about the struggles of being confined to a wheelchair, unable to reach things; or how they can’t enjoy the simple things in life, like going for a walk in the woods. Berkeley Bionics‘ website says the innovative eLegs will be in certified rehabilitation centers in 2011.
More information and photos can be seen on Design Boom here.