Colo. woman walks again with upgraded exoskeleton

09/25/2013 | ScientificAmerican.com

Amanda Boxtel of Aspen, Colo., paralyzed in a skiing accident, is now walking daily, albeit slowly, with the latest version of the Ekso Bionics exoskeleton, which permits her to employ a more natural gait and bear much of her own weight for the first time in more than 20 years. The exoskeleton, which employs a computer, battery packs, motors and motion sensors, also lowers her edema and neuropathic pain.

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