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exoskeletons & prosthetics
10:34 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Horse-inspired mechanical legs helping stroke patients walk again

Albert Azizian, a user of the Kickstart device was previously unable to walk for 11 years following a stroke.
Chie Kawahara Cadence Biomedical

A research idea that was supposed to give people super-powered legs is instead helping stroke patients and other people who can’t walk. 

It’s a new medical device, using a combination of springs, cables, and Velcro. The inventors in Seattle are hoping to transform the possibility of recovery for thousands of people.

The idea started with a horse.

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