Monday, July 19, 2010

In New Zealand, you can now buy robotic legs that will help paraplegics to walk again. Cost? About $150,000 :



From Discovery News :

Two New Zealand inventors have produced what they claim are the world's first robotic legs to help paraplegics walk again.

The bionic legs were road-tested publicly for the first time Thursday by 23-year-old Hayden Allen who was told five years ago he would never walk again after being paralyzed from the chest down in a motorcycle accident.

Allen said the experience of being able to stand up and walk when strapped into his robotic legs was fantastic and he felt like a normal human being again.

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2 comments:

cool person said...

This extreme body modification is growing in popularity in Japan. People make saline inflations in foreheads and arms to make them look deformed, large and weird. But don't worry, saline inflations aren’t permanent. Strange japanese body modification

blake said...

Hey man, just found your blog and read the majority of it. You should start doing it again. I loved it. Can't read enough about weird stuff. Your early posts seemed a tad anti-American, which stung :) But I didn't like Bush either. Let me know if you have another blog somewhere.