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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

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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 September 4, 2012

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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

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World Cup could begin with mind-controlled exoskeleton kickoff

The project to get a paralyzed teenager wearing a state-of-the-art exoskeleton to make the ceremonial first kick at the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

By January 3, 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 November 20, 2013

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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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Cyborgs to vie in Olympics for robot-assisted athletes

Get ready for the Cybathlon. The first Olympics for augmented humans will take place in Switzerland in 2016 and feature some of the top assistive gear around.

By March 27, 2014

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1st Rex commercial bionic legs go to Paralympian

New Zealand's Rex Bionics marks a milestone, selling its first commercial robotic exoskeleton to a paralyzed athlete who hasn't walked for three decades.

By May 2, 2011

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Robotic legs for paraplegics march forward

Berkeley Bionics unveils eLegs, one of a number of bionic exoskeletons that get paraplegics out of their wheelchairs and on their feet.

By October 7, 2010

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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