Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Putting New Springs in Their Step

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From: Dothan Eagle

"Robotics helps stroke victim walk"

"The simple act of putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward is not something Ed Plowden will ever take for granted. A stroke on July 3 left his right arm and right leg paralyzed...The computerized robotic system guides Plowden along, “teaching” him how to walk again while sensors track functions and monitor progress, even adjusting the power and speed to suit his needs. Safety features automatically stop the machine if, for example, a patient stumbles."

Also - From: Woodland Progress (A Gateway Newspaper)
"Plum student takes another step on road to recovery"
"...Megan, 16, who will be starting her junior year at Plum Borough Senior High School in the fall, was able to walk on a treadmill for the first time in more than three and a half years thanks to a new machine purchased by the hospital... The device, known as the AutoAmbulator supports Megan, who is a paraplegic, with harnesses and straps while another part of the machine moves her legs in a walking motion along the treadmill."
Check Out: "CLASSROOM ROBOTICS" (the book)

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