Sunday, July 15, 2007

Bionic Limbs Enable Legless Man To Walk Again

Take Peng Shulin, a man from China who had the lower half of his body severed in a tragic accident -- for years he has been bedridden, but recently doctors have engineered an ingenious device that is allowing him to walk again. While there isn't a lot of information about the technology, it appears that Mr. Shulin's body is placed into an egg cup-like casing which is connected to two "bionic legs", and through the use of a downsized walking frame he is able to gain locomotion and move freely.
via Engadget

1 comment:

MensaRefugee said...

Heartwarming post!

Must be a real terror to be totally reliant on others. I can only imagine what he must be feeling.

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