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Lightweight Exoskeleton Gives Paraplegics The Means To Walk Again

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by bassrique, Oct 8, 2010.


  1. Things like this are inspiring enough to bring a tear to one's eye. :)

    exo1_f-252x378-custom.jpg

    exo2_f.jpg

    The link below has videos:

    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/10/berkeley-bionics-elegs/
     
  2. Nice, for once some good news :)
     
  3. I added pics. The technology seems to work quite well. I should watch the vids on the link page.

    EDIT: The vids won't load for me for some reason. :(
     
  4. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Now, if there were only some way to conceal it and lose the crutches...
     
  5. Give 'em 5-10 years.
     
  6. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Note, my lighthearted jab at the design was not meant to take away from the fact that technology can do some marvelous things!
     
  7. Still quite early days, the basics are there, it shouldn't be too much of an engineering chore to get it slimmed down a bit :)
     
  8. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Why are presentations like this always done on a stage in a darkly lit room?
     
  9. Yeah, that pic makes it look like the woman is sporting a Lady Gaga :bag:
     
  10. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Thats why theyre all laughing. Theyre looking down at a monitor showing this exact picture.
     
  11. Perhaps this thread should be labeled "NSFW" :D

    EDIT: Now I get it. At first I thought people in your office were laughing. It's the subjects of the pic that are loling.
     
  12. Because it makes everything much easier to see. If everything was bright, it would be hard to make out what is happening on stage. When everything is dark and the light is concentrated on in one small spot on the stage, it is much easier to differentiate what is happening.

    lowsound
     
  13. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Istanbul
    The looks on their face,I can only imagine how they feel.Its kind of ironic how a designed killing machine can be used in a whole opposite direction.
     
  14. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Anyone else see what I see?
     
  15. I had the same thought last night. I'm not anti-military, but just the same......

    Someone had fun at wired.com
     
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