HAL Exoskeleton – A Step toward Independence?

Even though exoskeletons for people requiring a wheelchair are nothing new, they are still controversial. After all, at first glance they suggest a miracle recovery, since patients are meant to be able to walk again by using them.


Photo: Wheelchair driver in front of some stairs

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Photo: Training with a HAL Exoskeleton on a treadmill

With the HAL Exoskeleton patients regain a bit of their independence. Small routes can be walked even without wheelchair; © Jan Pauls/Berufsgenossenschaftliches Universitätsklinikum Bergmannsheil

Photo: Melanie Günther; Copyright: B. Frommann

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