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Israeli invention allows paraplegics to walk

Argo Medical Technologies in Haifa, Israel has developed a robotic exoskeleton that may give the gift of upright mobility to paraplegics. The brains behind the futuristic mechanical suit Amit Goffer, founder of Argo, was paralyzed himself in a traffic accident. The suit is strapped onto the legs and operated by a control box housed in a backpack worn by the user. At the push of a button, the user can stand up, begin walking while another button allows the user to sit down. Further experiments are planned in Europe and the United States.

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Now if they could get Obama’s cabinet nominees to pay their taxes, they’d be onto something.

by David Avis Brand Futurist The Republik Corporal Creative Ops

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University of South Florida college researchers built a motorized transport for wheelchairs, suitable for off-road adventures, including the beach. The vehicle secures to the user’s wheelchair, enabling a bird’s eye view of once unexplored territory.

“Just because someone’s handicapped, doesn’t mean they can’t experience all that life has to offer. Kudos to the USF team.”

by Ryan Cuthriell Brand Futurist The Republik Lieutenant Creative Ops

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“Georgia Tech researchers believe a magnetic, tongue-powered system could transform a disabled person’s mouth into a virtual computer, teeth into a keyboard – and tongue into the key that manipulates it all.”

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“Yeah, but can it make my kitty purr.”

by Jacqueline Stevenson Brand Futurist The Republik Corporal Strategic Ops

Photo Credit: László Szalai via Wikimedia Commons – Licensed public domain