FDA approves robotic exoskeleton for home use

(WXYZ) -  It's a big milestone for new technology that could help disabled people have more mobility. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has --for the first time ever --cleared a robotic exoskeleton for home use.

The wearable personal system called ReWalk provides powered hip and knee motion to users.

ReWalk can help people with spinal cord injury stand up straight and walk. The system can sit, stand, turn and has the ability to go up and down stairs, according to the company's website. 

The company's website also says that the exoskeleton mimics a natural walking motion, requiring users to control their body movements. That gives users a good workout, especially to people with limited exercise options.

Batteries in the ReWalk apparently last all day and can be easily recharged over night.

To read more about it, go HERE
 


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