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    Robot legs

    I been thinkin bout getting me a pair of them robot legs.

    Okay, I know they don't exist at the moment, but 5 or 10 years from now, I wonder if robot legs will be an option for those of us with spinal cord injuries.

    What do you think?

    There are people working on it:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12497049/

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    I'd be happy with some robotic gloves for my hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forestranger52
    I'd be happy with some robotic gloves for my hands.
    God knows I wanna walk, but I'd settle for hands.

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    It looks kind of crazy to me. I get stares as it is and I can only imagine what people would do seeing that thing. If I was AB I'd stare if I saw someone attached to that. I think I'll stick with my wheels.

    But if you like it and they make them... go for it.
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    TEHEE, this reminded me of JP from Grandma' boy.

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    I saw something on Daily Planet (Discovery Canada) the other day where someone was 'thinking' about moving robotic legs and they were moving ... like robocop.

    I'll take what I can get at this point.

    Edit: Replace 'someone' with monkey - looked up the episode guide.

    January 15, 2008
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    Find out how monkey thoughts are changing the future for paralysis victims.

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    Sign me up. Screw the starers, I want to walk again.

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    How about a robotic body like in the Movie "Spiderman 2"?
    "Life is about how you
    respond to not only the
    challenges you're dealt but
    the challenges you seek...If
    you have no goals, no
    mountains to climb, your
    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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    you people need to look more closely.

    that's not any substitute for walking; watch the video:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540...98345#12498345


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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnifer
    I saw something on Daily Planet (Discovery Canada) the other day where someone was 'thinking' about moving robotic legs and they were moving ... like robocop.

    I'll take what I can get at this point.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/sc...ref=technology

    They have suits already, but its huge.

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