Sunday, August 31, 2008

Like, wow...

This is truly unbelievable. A super-genius, named Amit Goffer, has invented the ReWalk. This is a device that actually allows paraplegics to walk! Observe:

The system, which requires crutches to help with balance, consists of motorized leg supports, body sensors and a back pack containing a computerized control box and rechargeable batteries.

The user picks a setting with a remote control wrist band -- stand, sit, walk, descend or climb -- and then leans forward, activating the body sensors and setting the robotic legs in motion.

This makes me so happy to be alive in the 21st century. It is amazing that someone who thought that they could never walk again, can actually have the opportunity to do just that. Thank you, science, thank you.

1 comment:

Leah said...

The comments at Geekologie are outrageous! I can't believe people can make fun of paraplegics. Ridiculous.