Woman with paraplegia showcases “ReWalk” – the exoskeleton she is using to walk

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Developed by the University of Maryland’s Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute, “ReWalk” is an exoskeleton that allows people with spinal cord injuries to stand up and walk using a control worn on the wrist. Marcela Turnage, a 32-year old mother who was paralyzed in a car accident in 2002, is one of five patients using ReWalk as a form of physical therapy. According to Turnage, “After the first time [using ReWalk] I was so happy that I cried driving to work afterward. Just to stand and walk for an hour or two or three a week, it’s awesome.”

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