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Walk like an animatron

Power jacket from Matsushita Electric Industrial

Photo jacket

Matsushita Electric Industrial has unveiled a bodysuit to assist those recuperating from partial paralysis. The inflatable "power jacket" sells for about $17,000, according to Ubergizmo. The 4-pound exoskeleton has sensors at the joints and can control up to eight artificial muscles.

CNET News.com reported on the robotic jacket in late September when it debuted at the Home Care Rehabilitation Exhibition in Tokyo. This popular item, however, seems to be making the rounds this month on the blog circuit, so why deprive you of photos?

(Photo: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)