Monday, May 16, 2011

American Ingenuity: Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Paralyzed College Student Walk Across the Stage at Graduation

Who says America isn't the GREATEST country on earth?
Austin Whitney, a history and political science major at the University of California-Berkeley, spent nine months working with Homayoon Kazerooni, creator of the HULC exoskeleton and the eLegs rehabilitation system.

Whitney used a controller switch on a walker to direct the exoskeleton, which was strapped around his legs. It swung his legs forward, moving him toward Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and a grinning Kazerooni.

The full story is here.

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