Hard Bionics

Exoskeleton helps people with paralysis to walk

Credits: Ekso Bionics

Floriane Vintras has had partial paralysis since she was young and has been using a wheelchair for the last two years.

She is now using an exoskeleton developed by the Paris-based start-up Wandercraft to help with her rehabilitation.

Algorithms and sensors read a person’s movement in the suit, meaning that once they lean in a direction, the suit will move.

As a result, it is hands-free and does not require any upper body support.

Ms Vintras started working for Wandercraft after trying out their device.

Source: www.bbc.com

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