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3D-printed exoskeleton helps paralyzed skier walk again

The robotic suit, created by 3D Systems and EksoBionics, allows Amanda Boxtel, who was paralyzed in a skiing accident, to walk for the first time since 1992.

By Feb. 18, 2014

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Next up in robot suits for the paralyzed: Mind control?

Researchers are looking to push robotic exoskeletons into the realm of thought control, eliminating the need for hand controls and reaching those unable to use their upper bodies.

By Nov. 20, 2013

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Paralyzed artist paints with mind alone

A woman with Lou Gehrig's disease paints using software that lets her control digital brushes with brainwaves. Now, thanks to a crowdfunding push, she's realizing her dream to exhibit her work.

By Jul. 13, 2013

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Paralyzed woman takes home ReWalk power legs

Claire Lomas of England has become the first person in the world to begin home use of the powered exoskeleton that helped her walk the London Marathon.

By Sep. 4, 2012

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Brain implants let paralyzed woman move robot arm

Thanks to electrodes in her brain, quadriplegic Jan Scheuermann can manipulate objects for the first time in years.

By Dec. 17, 2012

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Paralyzed man sends first tweet with his eyes

Tony Nicklinson, a paralyzed man with locked-in syndrome, speaks to the world through Twitter with tweets written through eye movements.

By Jun. 18, 2012

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Paralyzed woman completes London Marathon in robot suit

A ReWalk robotic exoskeleton allows a paraplegic woman to start and finish the London Marathon, covering the 26.2-mile course over 17 days.

By May. 9, 2012

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Brain-machine interface helps move paralyzed hand

New tech out of Northwestern bypasses the spinal cord to deliver messages directly from the brain to muscles.

By Apr. 19, 2012

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Robotics help the paralyzed walk

A demonstration day at Kaiser Permanente has demos of robotic legs for those who can't walk, arms for those who can't lift, and forceps for surgeons who can't be in the operating room.

By Jan. 21, 2011

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Scientists help paralyzed rats walk by 'waking up' spinal cords

A five-year study out of the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology demonstrates that a simple chemical cocktail can revive the "innate intelligence" of the spinal column in rats.

By Jun. 4, 2012