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Exoskeleton Suits Helping the Paralyzed Walk

We have been talking a lot in class lately about constraints that can help or hinder you, and also about stability and mobility. I thought this article has a lot to do with different constraints and mobility. This suit returns mobility to the hips and knees of a person with little motors which, in turn, gives them their legs back. It's incredible that people who are currently suffering from paralyses can "gain it back" in a matter of minutes by simple, but effective, technology.

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I really enjoyed this article and how it showed how technological advances can help people overcome physical constraints that they otherwise would not be able to over come. 09-03-2016 1:13pm

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Comment by Alyssa Brant

This article directly relates to the triangle of restraints proposed by Newell in that the interactions with organisms, the environment and tasks affects the mobility. In this case the organism or paralyzed person cannot move on his/her own but... more »This article directly relates to the triangle of restraints proposed by Newell in that the interactions with organisms, the environment and tasks affects the mobility. In this case the organism or paralyzed person cannot move on his/her own but the environment (the suit) enables him to walk on his own. 09-04-2016 4:16pm

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Comment by Bryce Richard

Hi Nick, | I really enjoyed your article! I too, find it incredible that our technology is so advanced that we are now able to, like you said, give people who have no more function in their lower body, their legs back! I would have to say being... more »Hi Nick, | I really enjoyed your article! I too, find it incredible that our technology is so advanced that we are now able to, like you said, give people who have no more function in their lower body, their legs back! I would have to say being paralyzed is a pretty big constraint, which is something we have been talking about in class. Maybe sometime you can bring up your article as a discussion piece in class, I think that would be very interesting, and cool for other people to learn about! 09-04-2016 9:21pm

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