Breakthrough Bionic Suit Makes Patients Walk Again
A recent report talked about how a device in the name of "Ekso", short for exoskeleton, managed to help people suffering from spinal cord injuries and paralysis, by giving them a chance to walk again.
Basically, it was aimed to help those on war fields. The device is reported to help the body by preventing osteoporosis, thereby strengthening bones strong. The bionic suit has been designed by Ekso Bionics, and is made available at Huntington Hospital.
"I just started using this pro step function yesterday so this is pretty awesome in my mind", said Bloom, a Pasadena, California, who after getting paralyzed two years ago post an accident, is now walking with the device and is equally thrilled. The device not just supports one physically, but it motivates those who have left the hope of walking ever again. Apparently, she is one of the first Southern California residents to use the bionic suit.
As of now, the device is only available at some rehabilitation centers, but there are fair chances of it being offered to people so that they can use it at their home eventually.
The ready-to-wear, battery-powered bionic suit has certainly made one overcome their current physical limitations and achieve the lost hope.