First Robotic Legs Cleared by U.S. to Help Paralyzed Walk

June 27, 2014 11:41 AM

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The first robotic device that acts as legs to help paraplegics walk was approved for the market by U.S. regulators.

The device, called ReWalk, is a motorized “exoskeleton” approved for those whose lower body is paralyzed from a spinal cord injury, the Food and Drug Administration said yesterday in a statement. The product, from closely held Argo Medical Technologies Inc., consists of a fitted, metal brace; motors...

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