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July 19, 2010 / Martijn

REX robotic exoskeleton gets wheelchair users back on their feet

Seemingly simple things like talking to people at eye level and reaching things on shelves can be a huge drawback for those in wheelchairs. Sitting in a wheelchair for extended periods can also lead to the increased risk of certain infections and blood circulation problems. A robotic exoskeleton called REX puts wheelchair users back on their feet, enabling a person to stand, walk and go up and down stairs and slopes.

via REX robotic exoskeleton gets wheelchair users back on their feet.

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