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Bionic legs allow paralysed man to walk again!

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Bionic legs allow paralysed man to walk again!

Postby shimmy » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:37 am



:woo:

found this info on another site...
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Re: Bionic legs allow paralysed man to walk again!

Postby Brian » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:27 am

Holy hopping snot!!

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I don't think this technology would do much for me, as my legs have atrophied to the extent that I can't straighten my legs fully, but this is a boon to those recently-injured! :toast: :thumbleft:
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Re: Bionic legs allow paralysed man to walk again!

Postby Brian » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:35 am

They're looking at a pretty small market, though. Apparently, the legs are $150,000! :o
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Re: Bionic legs allow paralysed man to walk again!

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Re: Bionic legs allow paralysed man to walk again!

Postby Marie5656 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:51 pm

I am not disabled, so it may be unfair for me to say thay I probably would not pay for this...at least not that much. But as I am not in a position to need such a device..who am I to say. I woul think it would be great for someone with a spinal cord injury. I am asuming the device, as is, is a first in a series of what could be done. For that, I say way to go...and I hope the technology can serve a useful purppose.
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Re: Bionic legs allow paralysed man to walk again!

Postby Brian » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:52 pm

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Re: Bionic legs allow paralysed man to walk again!

Postby shimmy » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:00 pm

good point Brian?
Wonder fi you just left it attached all day?
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Re: Bionic legs allow paralysed man to walk again!

Postby Brian » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:26 pm

I checked out their . It's apparently not meant to replace a wheelchair -- which is a problem. If a person spends beaucoup bucks on something like this, they expect to not need another piece of medical equipment. (Wheelchairs (of the kind you wouldn't mind being caught dead in, at least) cost ~ $1,500-$2,000 right now. This piece of technology (as it currently exists) costs 75-100 times that much, and it's in addition to, not in place of, a wheelchair.

The video explains how to get in and out of it. From the video, it sounds as if the market for this device is expected to be the disabled, rather than the handicapped:

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Re: Bionic legs allow paralysed man to walk again!

Postby sledge » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:22 pm

That's good news..

But the Video above reminds me of a Cylon. I think in the future some people may turn into a Robotic(cylon) with all these robotic legs and arms.

Watch them in action
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