New lightweight exoskeletons get closer to market

05/9/2013 | National Public Radio

Among a new generation of lightweight powered exoskeletons is the 27-pound Indego, which can be fitted together from pieces carried in a backpack. The device, which allows paraplegics with spinal injuries or diseases such as cerebral palsy to walk independently, was developed by Vanderbilt University and demonstrated recently at the American Spinal Injury Association meeting in Chicago.

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