Israeli inventor Amit Goffer spent ten years perfecting the technology that goes into “Rewalk”, a device that works like bionic legs and soon will help wounded American soldiers get back on their feet. Rewalk is a set of mechanical legs attached to a backpack battery system that allows a paralyzed patient to “walk” all day and even climb stairs. The invention strikes a balance between the man and the machine – the machine has to move the man but the man has to control the machine. It uses a simple remote control worn like a wrist watch. When the user puts it in “walk” mode and leans forward, the legs start waking. When he leans back, it stops. Here's the full story with video from Leland Vittert.
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