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UK paraplegic woman first to take robotic suit home

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09/05/2012 12:15 AM
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UK paraplegic woman first to take robotic suit home
A British woman paralyzed from the chest down by a horse riding accident has become the first person to take home a robotic exoskeleton that enables her to walk.

Although bionic exoskeletons have been used in hospitals and rehabilitation centers, Claire Lomas is the first to take the ReWalk suit home for everyday use.

Lomas earlier this year used the suit to complete the London Marathon in 17 days, raising about $317,900 for research into spinal damage, and she was recently given the job of lighting the Paralympic cauldron in Trafalgar Square...

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