ReWalk Exoskeleton

WhitWhit Posts: 3,628
edited September 2014 in Robotics Vote Up0Vote Down
ReWalk Robotic's IPO is exceeding all expectations at the moment. Value of stock is soaring...
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"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney

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  • ercoerco Posts: 17,435
    edited September 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Fantastic idea and a great video! From http://rewalk.com/products/rewalk-personal/ :

    The ReWalk™ Personal System was designed for everyday use in a range of environments. It can be used at home, work, or other locations. It functions outdoors and on different surfaces or terrains. The ReWalk can sit, stand, allows turning and has the ability to climb and descend stairs*. The batteries that supply power are intended for all day use and are recharged overnight. It is customized and sized for each individual user. It is available after meeting requirements from a medical examination and successful completion of the required training program. The company also offers a comprehensive maintenance and warranty program for the system once you take it home.

    Stock is down 3 points today. Time to buy?

    They may have some competition soon from eLegs:
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,628
    edited September 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Great stuff pal and another great video!
    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • GordonMcCombGordonMcComb Posts: 2,926
    edited September 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    This is what robotics is all about, and why I got into it in the first place. The notion that people should be confined to a wheelchair is just plain crazy.

    I believe this is true future of robotics, and what's more, it's doable today. Our autonomous desktop bots are a good way for today's students to learn the control dynamics needed for this kind of ground breaking work.

    Thanks for the vids!
  • ercoerco Posts: 17,435
    edited September 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Tandy Trower, formerly the big dog at Microsoft Robotics, started a robotics company aimed at caregiving/assisted living, another noble avenue. Haven't heard much yet, some info at http://www.hoaloharobotics.com
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • TtailspinTtailspin Posts: 1,319
    edited September 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Miracles of Modern Science.:thumb:

    Here are some more...
  • photomankcphotomankc Posts: 928
    edited September 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    This is what robotics is all about, and why I got into it in the first place. The notion that people should be confined to a wheelchair is just plain crazy.

    I believe this is true future of robotics, and what's more, it's doable today. Our autonomous desktop bots are a good way for today's students to learn the control dynamics needed for this kind of ground breaking work.

    Thanks for the vids!


    It's really quite amazing to see that happening in my lifetime. It was sci-fi stuff when I was a boy and hobby robots were trashcans with LEDs and a switch or two. I was sitting here the other day remembering being at my dad's workbench wire-wrapping and using old no-copper breadboards to make a chronograph and here I was 28 years later having my own PCBs made with tools that he never had access to all over my bench. The field of robotics is going to take off in the next 25 years too. That's got to be one the most rewarding sides of robotics to be in. To make it possible for a person to stand up again and do that most basic of human things, walk around has got to be quite a feeling.
  • KMyersKMyers Posts: 394
    edited September 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Thanks for posting these. Very needed here as in many homes unfortunately....
    Ken N8SYG
  • Matt GillilandMatt Gilliland Posts: 1,406
    edited September 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    (snif...snif)

    This is what robotics is all about,
    You bet it is.

    Golly dang I love technology when applied like this.

    -MattG
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  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,628
    edited September 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    And now it is time for innovation, creativity, and student brain power to drive the cost down...

    This is another amazing story and to quote one of my favorite authors, "...is what robotics is all about."
    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • ercoerco Posts: 17,435
    edited September 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    ASU's electric jetpack to help you run faster (?) has its roots in assisting disabled persons, per the video. Bring your crash helmet.

    http://www.cnet.com/news/with-this-jetpack-even-you-could-run-a-4-minute-mile
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
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