New Robotic Devices For Paralyzed Humans

Bionik is building exoskeletons to help people walk

To help people with limited mobility get back on their feet, several companies are working on lower-limb rehab devices. But Bionik plans to create devices for the whole body, in order to help solve "the full range of neurological disorders." That's what COO Michal Prywata told Popular Science host Katie Linendoll at the 2015 Kairos Global Summit. Bionik is already demonstrating their technology with the second-generation Arke exoskeleton, which can help a patient—even one who's completely paralyzed from the mid-abdomen down—walk again.

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