An exoskeleton made by ReWalk Robotics, was invented by an Israeli paraplegic. it was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration for marketing in America in 2014. At least 96 paralyzed veterans have expressed interest and could qualify for it through the VA. Initial research has shown that there are benefits to even assisted walking for people with leg paralysis. According to VA physical therapist, John Colaneri: “It helps with circulation. Putting weight through the long bones of your legs could help you improve bone density, which is one of the things that declines after you’ve been paralyzed.”
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