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May 2, 2011 / Martijn

New Zealand Quadriplegic dons robotic exoskeleton and walks again

After unveiling the world’s first robotic legs last year, Auckland-based company Rex Bionics has made its first sale to Dave MacCalman, a New Zealand Paralympian.

The custom-fitted robotic exoskeleton has allowed Dave MacCalman, who sustained a spinal cord injury diving into a river while in the United States on a basketball scholarship, to take his first steps in more than 30 years.

via New Zealand Quadriplegic dons robotic exoskeleton and walks again | KurzweilAI.

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