'Robotic trousers' hailed as breakthrough for paralysis
I think this is absolutely wonderful! I hope this invention is able to help a lot of people!
The ReWalk can help paraplegics to stand and walk - using crutches for stability - when they lean forward and move their upper body in different ways.
It uses a sophisticated computer system along with motion sensors to help paraplegics stand, walk and even climb stairs.
Israeli engineer Amit Goffer set about designing the 'robotic trousers' after he was left partially paralysed in an accident in 1997.
One version of the device, for supervised use in hospitals and rehabilitation centres, is already available for almost £77,000.