Advancements in Helping People Walk Again

With my fascination of breakthrough developments in the medical industry, what I find most interesting about this endeavor is the impressive advancements that have been made in the development of exoskeletons which enable people with disabilities to walk again.  I found this article on the different ways to make artificial muscle fibers  in Electronics Weekly to be quite interesting.  The potential applications are almost limitless.

The current exoskeletons are driven by motors and or pressurized air to develop power. Inventions such as the Phoenix have been revolutionary in returning movement to a person’s hip and knees with small motors attached to standard orthotics. Learn more about the Phoenix at

Devices such as this could also have therapeutic benefits for people who have experienced a stroke or other motor injuries.  More research is currently being conducted to find the optimal technologies for different situations.

Tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.