As the world today introduces products and services that integrate technology with design, the engineers at Indego have created an innovative exoskeleton that allows paraplegics to walk again. Patients who find themselves with life-altering injuries, such as spinal cord injuries or other motor problems, can finally and literally jump for joy with the lightweight exoskeleton.
Not only is the contraption fully functional, in that, it uses inbuilt accelerators and gyroscope technology to provide support, but it is also a piece of smart technology that is able to quickly anticipate the wearer’s next step. The Indego moves as the wearer’s leg moves and is not meant to be a crippling device, instead, it attempts to help alleviate some of the patient's burdens by easing the walking process.
The exoskeleton is aesthetically pleasing and extremely light, weighing at approximately 27 pounds.
The Indego Exoskeleton Will Allow Paraplegics to Walk Again
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