Radi Kaiof, a 41 year old male from Israel paralyzed for around 20 years now walks down the street with a dim mechanical hum. This revolutionary invention by a Amit Goffer, gave Radi his life back and made his dream come true.
‘I never dreamed I would walk again. After I was wounded, I forgot what it’s like,’ said Kaiof, who was injured while serving in the Israeli military in 1988.”
‘Only when standing up can I feel how tall I really am and speak to people eye to eye, not from below.’
The new device is called “ReWalk”, and its a human electronic exoskeleton consist of motorized leg support, body sensors and back pack containing a computerized control box and chargeable batteries. But users need crutches to help with balance.
ReWalk will be in the market in 2010, and according to the company, it will cost around 20,000$.
Source – Yahoo News