A 3D printed robotic exoskeleton has enabled a woman paralyzed from the waist down to walk again
The Ekso-Suit was trialled by Amanda Boxtel, who was paralyzed following a skiing accident in 1992
The suit was created by by 3D Systems, with actuators and controls integrated by Ekso Bionics
The Ekso-Suit was created by first scanning Boxtel's thighs, shins and spine to create a model from which the basic personalized exoskeleton could be developed
The Ekso-Suit was announced at a Singularity University event in Budapest
3D Systems, in collaboration with Ekso Bionics, has created a 3D-printed robotic exoskeleton that has restored the ability to walk in a woman paralyzed from the waist down. The Ekso-Suit was trialled and demonstrated by Amanda Boxtel, who was told by her doctor that she'd never walk again after a skiing accident in 1992.
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