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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

Photo Credit: © Argo Medical Technologies Ltd.