Robotic eLegs

October 14, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Posted in One of the most amazing things I've ever seen | 1 Comment
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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.

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  1. that is absolutely amazing, and it’s actually kind of aesthetically pleasing too!


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