Thursday, August 28, 2008

"power suit" given new meaning

according to geekologie and aol news, paraplegics can leave their wheelchairs behind by donning robotic suits. the suits, invented by amit goffer, fit along the thighs and lower legs and have a little shoe-cup at the bottom. using a suit, a paraplegic person can:

1. stand up
2. walk forward and backwards
3. walk downstairs and upstairs
4. sit down

it's way cool. next up, a suit for quadriplegics (i'm hoping). and then a robotic suit for all the dogs in wheelie carts, yeah! click the link to Dewey's Wheelchairs for Dogs at your own risk - get ready to cry. for joy? i love the demonic smile on this wheelie-pug:

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