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    I give you Robo-Legs

    Certainly not a cure but surely a solid intermediate step (pun intended) between this fun filled wheelchair life and a full fledged cure. Unfortunately only for paras. All this courtesy of a very forward thinking company in Israel.

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    its cool...kinda but I wouldn't want to go in public with all that equipment on the outside of my clothes.


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    Cool

    I would certainly volunteered if needed to test it

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero.crossing View Post
    its cool...kinda but I wouldn't want to go in public with all that equipment on the outside of my clothes.
    It does seem like a lot to carry around but no more than this chair under my butt.
    He makes it look way to easy and I cringe when he sits on those hard chairs. I spazz out if I try to sit on chairs like that. Makes me wonder if he has a dis or is just an actor making the product look easy.
    I'd still try it.
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    He's the real deal; not an actor, but he has been practicing/using the thing for at least a year.

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    I guess its what you get out of it...You know how many people look at you in a wheelchair? Well there will be a hell of a lot more people looking at you with that thing.

    I guess I don't get impressed by these types of devices because its not really helping you work towards walking its basically just strapping you into an machine and it doing all the work. If it improves your quality of life great, but I don't see this device doing that.
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    I think it would totally improve your qol. Being able to get off a sidewalk anywhere and not having to find a curbcut, not to mention going places with stairs. This is going to be available a lot before the "cure" comes.

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    Being upright helps with other things also. Do you think that walking with this device would help retrain your muscles since they are moving in the correct way again? Kind of like the treadmill therapy programs?
    I'd love to have one but I'm imagining myself carrying a cushion around everywhere. I suppose having my first sore right now has me thinking hard about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimin View Post
    I think it would totally improve your qol. Being able to get off a sidewalk anywhere and not having to find a curbcut, not to mention going places with stairs. This is going to be available a lot before the "cure" comes.
    I agree. I don't care about the stares now and I wouldn't care with the ReWalk either. Being able to go up and down stairs alone would be a big gain. I wouldn't wear them everywhere but I'd love to have the option.

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