Military Bionic Suit Helps Paralyzed to Walk Once Again

Author: Steve Woods
Published: December 22, 2012 at 4:39 pm

For those who have been told they'd never walk again, a variety of medical therapies have shown some promise, but not as immediate as a suit with military origins.

The Ekso Suit, designed to help soldiers carry much bulkier loads great distances, is increasingly being used to help people with spinal cord injuries get back on their feet and walk again, albeit slowly and carefully.

Watch this video from ABC News, showing how the Ekso Suit has helped 27-year-old Aaron Bloom and others get back on their feet following a spinal cord injury.

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