Three years ago, retired Army sergeant Theresa Hannigan lost the use of her legs as a result of her time in the service. Seven years ago, Matthew Tilford suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralysed from the waist below.
Both companies have developed bionic suits that give people with lower limb disabilities the ability to stand up and walk again. Theresa, who uses the ReWalk, tells us that walking with the bionic suit is “very effortless.”
“I noticed it was doing all the work for me,” says Ekso user Matthew Tilford. “It was just so natural where I could just stand there and all I had to do was lean left and right and shift my weight a little bit onto one foot or the other.”
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