Friday, July 23, 2010

Will The Exoskeleton Replace The Wheelchair?

The idea of exoskeleton suits helping wheelchiar users to walk has been around for years. But although exoskeleton suits for wheelchair users have been under development it has seemed like they would never really be available for actual use.

But at least three companies which manufacture exoskelton suits for wheelchair users will have exoskeleton suits this on the market this year and several more are under development.

Rex the Robotic Exoskeleton has announced that their exoskeleton suit is already available for wheelchair users in New Zealand and will be available internationally in 2011. Rewalk from Argo Biosystems is promising that they will launch in 2010. CYBERDYNE is currently renting exoskeleton suits in Japan and is planning stages to launch in Europe.

Read more about exoskeletons for wheelchair users.

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