Robotic Rehab

Seems we are seeing the emergence of the exoskeleton from the pages of science fiction into the ‘real’ world. We’ve already had people carrying paraplegics up mountains with the assistance of a robotic power-suit – now we see a system designed to help stroke victims retrain their limbs to perform their proper functions. The suit mimics the motions of a working limb onto the paralysed one, aiding the reacquisition of muscle tone and mobility.