It’s getting back to feet with eLEGS for people left immobile as a result of a paralytic stroke. Unveiled by Berkeley Bionics, the concept is similar to the Human Universal Load Carrier. The artificially intelligent, battery powered device uses a gestural interface to help paraplegics walk again on their own. The exoskeleton has sensors embedded in the braces that fit around a person’s body and respond to real muscular input which powers the eLEGS.
The seemingly bulky looking frame using thick Velcro and backpack-like straps is actually very light since it’s made from carbon fiber and weighs only 45 pounds. Apart from ensuring independent mobility, the eLEGS are sure to pose major health benefits too for the paraplegics.