Human exoskeleton suit helps paralyzed people walk

From the reuters.com article:

Paralyzed for the past 20 years, former Israeli paratrooper Radi Kaiof now walks down the street with a dim mechanical hum.

That is the sound of an electronic exoskeleton moving the 41-year-old’s legs and propelling him forward — with a proud expression on his face — as passersby stare in surprise.

“I never dreamed I would walk again. After I was wounded, I forgot what it’s like,” said Kaiof, who was injured while serving in the Israeli military in 1988.

“Only when standing up can I feel how tall I really am and speak to people eye to eye, not from below.”

The device, called ReWalk, is the brainchild of engineer Amit Goffer, founder of Argo Medical Technologies, a small Israeli high-tech company.

Something of a mix between the exoskeleton of a crustacean and the suit worn by comic hero Iron Man, ReWalk helps paraplegics — people paralyzed below the waist — to stand, walk and climb stairs.

Read the article here.

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1 Response to “Human exoskeleton suit helps paralyzed people walk”


  1. 1 al laf August 29, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    i am a53 yr para injured 92`,i recently retired but stil own 8000 sf commercial bld in central ma.modern bld on 2 acres,I would be very interested in the rewalk device .getting involved testing,marketing,any interest please respond or call direct 508 335 1777

    Thank you Al


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