So is this actually useful?

Video of ReWalk Exoskeleton System – Medgadget – www.medgadget.com

ReWalk comprises a light wearable brace support suit which integrates DC motors at the joint, rechargeable batteries, an array of sensors and a computer-based control system. It fits the body snugly to detect upper body movements, which are used to initiate and maintain the walking process. Wearers also use crutches for stability and safety.

Watching the video, I have to wonder if it’s actually superior to a wheelchair. It seems pretty tiring to use, and pretty slow and cumbersome, but that could just be me watching from outside.

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