Day: August 27, 2008

Paraplegics rewalk and more

Some great progress for the less mobile amongst us.

Argo medical technologies have launched rewalk which reuters video profiled excellently. An external set of robotics takes the person from being wheelchair bound to being upright walking with arm crutches. A huge boost in height, mobility (e.g. steps) and esteem. Nice one.

Less fun (or maybe more depending on your personal preferences) but certainly equally powerful in helping improve lives is the new grain of rice sized magnetic tongue implant for controlling a computer and communicating which was also launched recently.

My uncle was a paraplegic and later a quadraplegic, Phillip would have loved the great progress technology is making. Message to manufacturers – don’t stop – keep up the great work.