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

June 27, 2014 11:41 AM

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

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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