Toyota shows robotic leg brace to help paralyzed people walk

April 14, 2017 -

Source: Phys.org

By Yuri Kageyama

Toyota is introducing a wearable robotic leg brace designed to help partially paralyzed people walk.

┬áThe Welwalk WW-1000 system is made up of a motorized mechanical frame that fits on a person’s leg from the knee down. The patients can practice walking wearing the robotic device on a special treadmill that can support their weight.

Toyota Motor Corp. demonstrated the equipment for reporters at its Tokyo headquarters on Wednesday.

Read more: https://phys.org/news/2017-04-toyota-robotic-leg-brace-paralyzed.html?utm_source=NAE+Newsletter&utm_campaign=7eb5549768-Spotlight_on_Engineering_2017-04-12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b3cbbfaea-7eb5549768-213866893&mc_cid=7eb5549768&mc_eid=363ffc8333

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