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The girl in the video, Amanda Boxtel, was in a horrific skiing accident 18 years ago that partially severed her spinal cord, leaving her paralysed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair for mobility.
However, Amanda does have hopes for walking again after trying out an exoskeleton called eLEGS. eLEGS is being readied for clinical trials by Berkeley Bionics, whichvideo could soon help people with spinal injuries to walk with a natural stride.
“Walking with eLEGs took some rewiring and relearning,” says Boxtel, “but my body has the muscle memory. And I learned to walk really fast.”
Unlike Raytheon’s XOS-2, eLEGS is specifically designed as a rehabilitation device to help restore walking function to people with spinal cord injuries, as well as improving blood circulation and digestion.
So how does it work? The suit consists of a backpack-mounted controller connected to robotic legs. It is driven by four motors, one for each hip and knee. Sensors in the legs relay position information to the control unit, which determines how to bend the joints and, in turn, walk. Onboard lithium-cobalt batteries allow the suit to be operated without a tether to a power source.
John Fogelin, director of engineering at Berkeley Bionics, says the company is working on ways to make the design sleeker by using smaller batteries and thinner struts, aiming for a day when it might be worn underneath one’s clothes.
The company plans to begin clinical trials in early 2011, and estimates the cost on the market to be in line with that of a high-end wheelchair, around $100,000.
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