This week’s interesting technological development is an electronic exoskeleton – something that seems better fitted to some action-packed futuristic movie.
ReWalk is the creation of engineer Amit Goffer, founder of Argo Medical Technologies in Israel, who was paralyzed in 1997. Unable to use his creation because of limited mobility in his arms, Goffer has used this machine to give others the ability to walk on their own again – or for the first time.
It consists of a set of crutches that help the user maintain their balance, motorized leg supports, body sensors and a back pack with a computerized control box and rechargeable batteries.
For more information, check out Goffer’s Website.