ReWalk ushers in the age of the exoskeleton
Though it may be described by its creators, Argo Medical Technologies, as a “wearable, motorized exoskeleton suit,” it’s no exaggeration to describe ReWalk as bionic technology—at least not according to Merriam-Webster’s definition. Back in April and May of this year, Claire Lomas used ReWalk to complete the London Marathon in 16 days despite being paralyzed from the chest down.
This month, she is taking ReWalk home for daily use, which is something of a milestone in assistive technology. It’s claimed that this is first time an exoskeleton suit has been used unsupervised in the home environment as a long-term alternative to the wheelchair.