eLegs: the future of supported walking

As a nurse, I’m an absolute sucker for devices that help people. The loss of the ability to walk is obviously one of the bigger life changes someone can experience, and it has huge impacts on both the person and the extended family and friends.

Entities like Berkeley Bionics are working flat out to develop options that assist walking, and currently it doesn’t get much better than their eLegs, which allow, with practice, the ability to walk without being reliant on a wheelchair or someone else.

Have a look:

Like any new tech, it’s cost is likely to be out of the reach of most people who need it. Here’s hoping it’s not too long before it’s a common option for everyone who wants it.

via [Dave Everhart]

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