NEWS — 23 July 2014

bionic suit

By staff reporter

The Ekso Bionic suit was launched at Dundrum Town Centre in Dublin last Thursday.

A wearable bionic suit, it enables individuals with lower extremity paralysis to walk over ground with a fully weight bearing reciprocal gait.

Battery powered motors drive the legs and replace deficient neuromuscular function to either or both legs. In short, it provides the capability of providing daily walking exercise for survivors of stroke and spinal injury.

Emily Casey, 18 (pictured) from Dalkey was at the launch and witnessed the Bionic Suit as it was used by Dale Messenger, who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot while serving for the British Army in the Falklands Islands.

 

 

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