Chicago veteran walks again with exoskeleton

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Chicago veteran walks again with exoskeleton

Post by NHE » Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:17 am

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/04/ ... 428074607/

CHICAGO, April 3 (UPI) -- A Chicago veteran who was paralyzed from the chest down by a motorcycle crash in 2012 is walking again with the help of a robotic exoskeleton.

Roosevelt "R.J." Anderson Jr. walked out of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Thursday with the help of a ReWalk robotic exoskeleton, which powers his hip and knee motions.

Anderson has been training on the $70,000 device and he was able to walk out with his ReWalk Thursday and take it home thanks to a donation from an anonymous benefactor.

"It's allowed me to just feel better, be better and improve my quality of life," Anderson told WLS-TV.

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