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    ReWalk system featured on "Good Morning America"

    Friday, February 5, 2010
    ReWalk system featured on "Good Morning America"
    From ABC's "Good Morning America:"

    When Floyd Morrow's spinal cord was severed in 2006, doctors told him he would never take another step, but a revolutionary new device will give Morrow and other paraplegics the chance to walk again.

    "It's the greatest thing," Morrow, 62, said, speaking about the first time he donned the device called ReWalk, a motorized exoskeleton that enables wheelchair users with permanent lower limb disabilities to stand, walk and even climb stairs.

    "Just to be able to push a button and it's like, 'OK, let's go.' Go cruising down the hallway, oh, it's awesome," said Morrow, who lives just outside of Atlantic City, N.J.

    He never imagined he'd be able to walk again after the 2006 boating accident that paralyzed him for good.

    "I couldn't see or speak, but I heard the break in my back," he said.


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    Senior Member MikeC's Avatar
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    Saw it in Parade magazine this Sunday also. Mike
    T12 Incomplete - Walking with Crutches, Injured in Oct 2003

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    I am hoping that they will "fine tune" the design so that it can be worn, possibly, under clothing? Good things are happening!

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    Senior Member WarrenJ's Avatar
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    I rehab there @ Moss Rehab. They had a guy there who was an expert in it. He was AB doin steps etc. There is a definite learning curve on controls. But my PT guy said it has potential. The biggest problem according to him is the noise decibel level reduction. Might be wrong but Isreal is country that design suit.

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