Robo-Exoskeleton Puts Paralyzed Back on Their Feet
Meet Rex, the Robotic Exoskeleton—a pair of wearable robotic legs that promise to help the wheelchair-bound get back on their feet. The wealthy ones, at least. The device is expected to retail for around $150,000 stateside.
Via Rex Bionics:
Rex, the Robotic Exoskeleton, is a pair of robotic legs that enables you to stand up, walk, move sideways, turn around, go up and down steps as well as walk on flat hard surfaces including ramps and slopes.
Worn outside the body Rex is designed to support and hold a person comfortably as they move, Rex is made of strong, lightweight materials that have been extensively tested.
Rex can be worn comfortably all day. [B]ecause it only takes a matter of minutes to strap up, it's no trouble to get in and out of Rex, swapping over to a wheelchair and back again when required.