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FDA clears ReWalk exoskeleton that lets paraplegics walk again

Following the EU's lead, the US finally allows people with spinal cord injuries to buy the motorized system that lets them independently stand upright, turn, and walk.

By June 26, 2014


Paraplegic kicks off World Cup with mind-controlled exoskeleton

Strapped into a robotic exoskeleton, paraplegic Juliano Pinto makes history by standing upright to kick a soccer ball for World Cup opening ceremonies.

By June 13, 2014


Meet the only US presidential candidate promising immortality

Commentary: CNET's Eric Mack speaks with Transhumanist Party candidate Zoltan Istvan about America's cyborg future and finds himself hesitant to join the borg so soon.

By September 26, 2015


Unpowered exoboot takes some of the hard work out of hiking

This lightweight, wearable exoskeleton fits around your foot and ankle and can reduce the amount of energy you expend on walking.

By April 1, 2015


Coaches could challenge refs with TV replays, says soccer boss Sepp Blatter

The controversial World Cup boss appears to soften his stance on technology with proposals for TV replays aiding appeals from coaches.

By September 8, 2014


Paralyzed jockey walks again with help from bionic suit

After a riding accident left him without the use of his legs, Irish jockey Jonjo Bright thought he'd never walk again. Then he stepped into the Ekso suit.

By July 16, 2014


Neurobridge device allows quadriplegic to move his own hand

A quadriplegic man has become the first to move his own hand just by using his thoughts, using a new device that bypasses the injured site.

By June 24, 2014


Bruising pants help Paralympians locate injuries

A specially designed pair of pants uses pressure-sensitive film and dye packs to help athletes who can't feel pain find where they have been injured.

By June 19, 2014


CraveCast: Join us for Comic-Con, the World Cup, E3, and more

The Crave crew is caught up in the games we play, from cosplaying at cons to the big games in Brazil. We'll discuss all of it in the CraveCast today at noon Pacific.

By June 19, 2014


Paraplegic's post-college gig: Testing bionic legs

Austin Whitney, 22, made headlines when he stood and walked at graduation in a pair of robotic legs. Now he spends full days in a UC Berkeley lab helping to refine them.

By June 8, 2011