Watch this robotic exoskeleton help a paralyzed man walk
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The Phoenix exoskeleton from SuitX is one of the least expensive and lightest suits that helps users with mobility disorders walk again. It's also modular so the user can put it on themselves.
I would like to run one day in a hoot because, running is something you don't get to do anymore in a wheelchair once you can. I was injured in 2004 due to a BMX bicycle accident. [MUSIC] The biggest thing with the Phoenix that can help with people that are disabled, and mainly paralyzed, is being able to get us up out of our wheelchairs. Giving us the relief, and giving us the blood flow and movement, that our bodies naturally want. [MUSIC] It gives them a level of independence. For example, if they use the hip module. Then that's good for people who have some sort of disorder at their hips. Then they can use the knee modules for a different type of disorder. This concept of modularity is very important for the physician and practitioner and also for the patient. You can put it on yourself without depending on other people. [MUSIC] Both those devices are very heavy. They actually make you feel like you're riding a robot. [MUSIC] Phoenix Actually works with your body so your natural movement is happening, it doesn't feel like something overpowering you to make you move. [MUSIC] All of a sudden, I'm actually having to physically try to walk. [MUSIC] Just like you guys do. You don't even realize you're walking, but you're walking. [MUSIC]