Helping spinal cord recall
Patients learning to walk again thanks to robot

McClatchy Newspapers

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Scott Crawford wants to walk again. In September, a pile of wooden pallets fell on him. The accident left him unable to move his legs because of a spinal cord injury.

Crawford, 51, went from driving a tractor-trailer to negotiating a wheelchair. His arms were also affected by the accident, and he's been relearning to use his body. These days, he can scoot in and out of his wheelchair with the help of a board.