- Rewalk powers movement of the hips and knees, so paralyzed people can stand, walk, and turn. Its backpack houses a 28-volt lithium-ion battery which reportedly lasts 8 hours on a single charge; it also comes with a back-up battery, so the exoskeleton can be used all day.
- The on-board computers and motion sensors allow users to walk naturally and even climb stairs. Once the tilt sensor detects the body shift its weight forward, Rewalk takes its first step.
- The Rewalk is the first FDA approved exoskeleton used to stand and walk. Some of the health benefits Rewalk aims to deliver include decreased body fat percentage, improvements in cardiorespiratory, bowel, and bladder function, improved sitting posture, and decreased pain. Rewalk costs about $70,000.
FDA Approved Exoskeleton Allows Paralyzed People to Walk
2. 10. 15 by Alex Klokus